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[Computational-biology] Lectureship Computational Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh.

Mark van Rossum via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by mvanross from inf.ed.ac.uk)
Fri Dec 9 09:11:37 EST 2011


Lectureship (comparable to US assistant professor) in Computational
Neuroscience at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh has announced a number of prestigious 5-year
Chancellor's Fellowships. Subject to satisfactory review after 3 years,
the Fellow will move to a permanent academic post.  Appointees can
concentrate initially on research, acquiring full University Lecturer
duties during the Fellowship. These prestigious awards are aimed at
early career individuals of the highest potential who have begun to
establish a reputation for the top quality research at the forefront of
their discipline and who have a commitment to teaching at university
level.

One of the priority areas for Chancellor's Fellowships is Computational
Cognitive Science which comprises Computational Neuroscience.
Computational Neuroscience includes analysis and modelling of brain
processes at all levels of organization with a particular focus on
research which spans across levels.  Research areas are broadly defined
as the study of the neural foundations of perception, memory, cognition,
and action and their underlying developmental processes. Research on
these topics is conducted in the Institute for Adaptive and Neural
Computation (ANC, http://anc.ed.ac.uk/) which hosts the Doctoral
Training Centre in Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience
(http://www.anc.ed.ac.uk/dtc/).

The institute is based in the School of Informatics, one of the world's
top research leaders in computer science/informatics. The University of
Edinburgh is one of the world's top research universities, in one of the
UK's most pleasant cities.

The official advert can be found at:
http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3015150
Closing dates are: 16th January, 29th February and 16th April 2012.

Note that Chancellor's Fellowships are available in other areas as well.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Mark van Rossum,
mvanross- from nospam-inf.ed.ac.uk. 
Prof Chris Williams can answer informal inquiries at NIPS. 





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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.



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