Mathematical Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal
Application Dead-line: September 8, 2008

The Centre of Mathematics at the University of Minho (Portugal, ) invites applications for a 5-year research position in “Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience/Cognitive Science”. The position is part of a prestigious national program for research (
The research position is aimed at developing formal models based on mathematical, computational and information-theoretic principles for exploring the behavioural and cognitive significance of various aspects of nervous system. Research topics will be chosen to complement the individual interests and new ideas of the postdoctoral fellow, together with ongoing projects in the working group (see .
The successful candidate would have (1) a deep interest in theoretical neuroscience and cognitive science; (2) a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, theoretical biology, statistics, physics, or a related area, (3) a demonstrated ability for independent research in the area, (4) an ability and affinity for communicating theoretical results clearly in cross-disciplinary collaborations.
The position can be filled immediately for duration of up to five years. The salary is highly competitive, in the order of 42.500 euros a year (before taxes), and includes social security and health insurance benefits. The position does not include teaching duties, but it is expected that the candidate contributes to the supervision and training of post-graduate students.
By email to (with a cc to ) with the following information:
* a CV, including a brief research statement
* 2-3 recent publications in electronic format
* at least two letters of recommendation or references
Deadline for the application is September 10, 2008
Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Wolfram Erlhagen, Dep. of Mathematics for S&T, University of Minho, Email:

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