A postdoctoral position is being offered under a BBSRC grant awarded to Dr Evelyne Sernagor (Newcastle), Dr Stephen Eglen (Cambridge) and Dr Matthias Hennig (Edinburgh).

The aim of the project is to develop computational techniques for the analysis and visualisation of electrophysiological data recorded from 4096 electrode arrays. The cutting-edge technology high density multi-electrode array (MEA) has been developed by collaborators in Genova, Italy.
The Research Associate is expected to implement and test novel algorithms for the high volume of data generated by these MEAs. The candidate is anticipated to work mainly in Newcastle, where the biological experiments will be performed, although it may be possible for him/her to be located in either Edinburgh or Cambridge. There will also be the possibility for the candidate to perform MEA recordings. The job will involve significant travel to project partners for algorithm development (including to Genova).
The ideal candidate will have a first degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Sciences, and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience or a closely-related discipline. He/She should have an interest in developmental neuroscience and will be expected to be able to interact with colleagues across disciplines. Experience in developing computational algorithms in C/Matlab/R is essential. Good communication skills are also essential.
The post is funded for 11 months.
Salary: Up to a maximum of £28983 depending on experience/qualifications
Formal applications must be made via the Newcastle University vacancies
. Please follow job reference A765R (IoN).
Closing date: 20 November 2010

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