Postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience available

University of Surrey

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Computing

Research Fellow

Salary: Up to £32751 per annum
(subject to qualifications and experience)

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work on a cross-disciplinary research project in the fields of computational neuroscience, computational systems biology and computational intelligence.

You will work in the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) Group within the Computing Department.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in computer science, computational neuroscience, or electrical engineering and a strong interest in computational neuroscience, computational biology and computational intelligence. Expertise in spiking neural network based reservoir computing is essential; knowledge in activity-dependent plasticity or computational modelling of gene regulatory networks is a plus. Programming skills in C/C++ and Matlab is also highly desirable.

Start date: 1st December 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is for 13 months with an extension possibility depending on the availability of further funding.

Informal enquires to Prof. Yaochu Jin (e-mail: yaochu.jin(at), tel: +44 (0) 1483 686037).

For an application pack and to apply on-line please go to our website:
If you are unable to apply on-line please contact Mr Peter Li, HR Assistant on Tel:
+44 (0) 1483 686060 or email: K.Li(at)

Closing date for applications is Friday, 4th November 2011

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