Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust-funded postdoctoral fellowship in computational neuroscience in the Nottingham Visual Neuroscience group. The project will examine the neural mechanisms of mid-level vision, as part of a broader multi-disciplinary initiative.

The project is led by Dr. Jonathan Peirce in the School of Psychology and Prof Stephen Coombes in the School of Mathematical Sciences. The School of Psychology has a strong Visual Neuroscience Group with 6 PIs and a very collaborative ethos. The group has expertise in a variety of techniques, including fMRI, MEG, TMS, modelling, electrophysiology and psychophysics, and the successful candidate would be encouraged to be involved in some of these other studies. The School of Mathematical Sciences has a strong track record in computational neuroscience and plays host to the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network (
We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a background in mathematics, physics, engineering, or visual neuroscience to build large-scale models of spiking and filter-based neurons.
The position is available immediately (with a flexible start date). The position is initially for 24 months, but may be extended. Salary will be in the range £25,888-33,780, dependent on experience.
Initial enquiries should be sent to:
jonathan.peirce _at_ or stephen.coombes _at_
The closing date for applications is 7 Nov 2008.

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