UK: Research Associate in the Insect Robotics at University of Edinburgh

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Description: Two research associate positions are available in the Insect Robotics group to work on computational neuroscience and robot models of learning in larval Drosophila, as part of the European FET-Open project MINIMAL (Miniature Insect Model of Active Learning).

Eligibility: You must either already have a PhD in a relevant area or be nearing completion of your PhD studies, and must have a track record of related publications. Excellent skills in programming are essential. Candidates with expertise in large scale spiking neuron simulations, behavioural analysis methods, and/or neuroanatomical databases will be preferred. Ideally, candidates would also have knowledge of invertebrate brain and behaviour models, and/or familiarity with issues in learning theory from a computational perspective.

Duration:The posts are available from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016 and are on the UE07 scale.

Salary Scale: 30,424 to 36,298

Vacancy Ref: 022528

Closing Date: 05 December 2013 at 5pm GMT

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