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Position: Research Associate - Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
Institution: University of Sheffield
Department: Computer Science
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Duties: We are seeking motivated computational neuroscientists and/or roboticists to help develop and extend a systems level computational model of the mammalian brain architecture and to evaluate this model within the control system of animal-like biomimetic robots. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic disciplinary team, that has been working on embodied (robotic) models of the vertebrate brain for over two decades.The work extends from developing novel models of memory systems in the mammalian brain, to embedding and testing these models within specialised neuromorphic hardware onboard biomimetic robots including the animal-like companion robot MiRo and a novel whiskered robot developed in partnership with Bristol Robotics Lab
Requirements: You should have a PhD in computational neuroscience, brain-based/bio-inspired robotics, or a related discipline. You will also contribute to the Department of Computer Science’s objectives to be amongst the foremost research-led departments nationally and internationally
   
Text: Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Recruiters Your Account Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Your Account Recruiters Back to search results Research Associate in Computational Neuroscience and Robotics University of Sheffield - Department of Computer Science Location: Sheffield Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 (Grade 7) Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract Placed On: 22nd August 2018 Closes: 22nd September 2018 Job Ref: UOS020118 Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 March 2020, with a possibility of extension. Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Salary: Grade 7 £31,302 - £39,609 per annum. Potential to progress to £43,267 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. Summary: We are seeking motivated computational neuroscientists and/or roboticists to help develop and extend a systems level computational model of the mammalian brain architecture and to evaluate this model within the control system of animal-like biomimetic robots. Up to two posts are available. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic disciplinary team, led by Professor Tony Prescott, that has been working on embodied (robotic) models of the vertebrate brain for over two decades. The current project is supported as part of the Europe-wide FET Flagship Human Brain Project. The positions allow a high degree of autonomy and include considerable scope for creativity and international collaboration with world-class scientists and engineers. The work extends from developing novel models of memory systems in the mammalian brain, to embedding and testing these models within specialised neuromorphic hardware onboard biomimetic robots including the animal-like companion robot MiRo and a novel whiskered robot developed in partnership with Bristol Robotics Lab. Successful candidates should have a PhD in computational neuroscience, brain-based/bio-inspired robotics, or a related discipline, experience in systems neuroscience and/or neural network modelling would be an advantage. In pursuing their duties, selected candidates will also contribute to the Department of Computer Science’s objectives to be amongst the foremost research-led departments nationally and internationally. The Department of Computer Science ( ), a research-led Department which was ranked fifth nationally by GPA in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise. The Department of Computer Science holds an Athena Silver award. This role is fixed term until 31 March 2020, with a possibility of extension subject to funding. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work. We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please Advert information Type / Role: Subject Area(s): Location(s): Job tools More jobs from University of Sheffield More jobs like this Join in and follow us Copyright © jobs.ac.uk 1998 - 2018 Copyright © jobs.ac.uk 1998 - 2018 IE11 Trigger Browser Upgrade Recommended jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers. For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:
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