UK: Research Fellow in Computational Neuroscience at University of Sussex

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Expected start date: ASAP

Duration: (Fixed Term 24 months, full time)

Salary range: starting at £30,424  and rising to £33,230 per annum

Please note that candidates who have already been short listed for this post do not need to reapply.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellow with experience in computational neuroscience to work on an interdisciplinary EU FP7 FET project (INSIGHT) on Darwinian and selectionist neural dynamics. The post will involve realistic simulations of neuronal networks in order to explore the kinds of replication of information that can take place in the nervous system. The research will involve collaboration with an electrophysiology post-doc  who will be looking for empirical evidence of such mechanisms. Insights from this work will be used to inform research at partner institutions on the design of cognitive architectures for robotics. INSIGHT is an exciting multi-disciplinary FP-7 FET OPEN project with the following partners: Parmenides Foundation (Prof. Eors Szathmary), QMUL (Dr. Chrisantha Fernando), EPFL (Prof. Dario Floreano), SONY/Barcelona (Prof. Luc Steels), and Sussex (Prof. Phil Husbands, Dr. Kevin Staras).

Applicants should have significant experience in computational neuroscience, preferably including modeling neuronal networks, with strong analytic and programming skills.

Application: Interested candidates should email through a CV and a letter explaining their suitability for the post along with their application form. For further information please email Phil Husbands ( or Kevin Staras (

Closing date for applications: 28 July 2013

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