Research Assistant/Associate in Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Control Group
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

We are seeking a highly creative and motivated Research Assistant/Associate in Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience to join the Control Group in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK, in the research group of Dr Timothy O'Leary.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are: i) conduct research in computational neuroscience, applying both mathematical and simulation-driven approaches to the study of neural circuit dynamics, ii) analyse experimental data from experimental collaborators and published sources to develop and test theory iii) publish research outcomes in journals articles and at workshops/conferences, and iv) actively engage in research with collaborating experimental laboratories (e.g. Harvard Medical School, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, University of Mainz) where appropriate. She/he will be expected to attend local seminars/events, journal clubs, and other group-related activities. Teaching and supervision opportunities will be provided.

The successful applicant will have, or be near to obtaining, a PhD in control theory, applied mathematics, physics, or computational neuroscience, and will have extensive research experience in the specialist field demonstrated by a strong record of publications.

The position is initially for three years with possibility of extension, with a 6 month probation period.

Salary Ranges:
Research Assistant: £25,023 - £28,982
Research Associate: £28,982 - £37,768

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV, including a list of publications) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Rachel Fogg, email (Tel +44 01223 332752).

Please quote reference NM10412 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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