Salary: £29,704 to £35,469 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
Start date: 01 May 2009 (flexible by agreement)
End date: 30 April 2012 (3 years fixed-term from start date)
Closing date for applications: 07 March 2009

A full-time post-doctoral position is available as part of a new multidisciplinary research group within the Department of Informatics, starting 1 May 2009. The research initiative is funded by an EPSRC ‘Leadership Award’ (EP/G007543/1), entitled ‘Towards a Next-Generation Computational Neuroscience’. You will work with Dr. Anil Seth (Principal Investigator) and other researchers in the group, on building computational models of the complex brain networks underlying consciousness, creating new analysis tools appropriate to high-volume neural data, and developing new theory linking neural dynamics to conscious phenomenology. The work plan includes opportunities to analyze novel experimental data and to test model predictions using functional neuroimaging.
The post has a broad research remit with opportunities to follow your own research interests within the general area of computational neuroscience relevant to consciousness. Emphasis will be given to developing and implementing network and time-series analysis methods to data from computational models and neuroimaging experiments, and/or to the design of models reflecting putative neural mechanisms of consciousness.
Successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in a quantitative science discipline. Prior postdoctoral experience is preferred, as are candidates with a strong computational background, or a strong background in quantitative cognitive neuroscience.
For informal inquiries please contact Dr. Anil Seth, Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QJ, UK; a.k.seth(at)sussex(dot)ac(dot)uk.
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