Research Associate in computational neuroscience

University of Kent - School of Computing

The School of Computing is seeking to recruit a Research Associate in computational neuroscience, this post is part of the EPSRC project "A Computational Prototype for Electroencephalographic Brain Connectomics" awarded to Dr. Srivas Chennu, which sits at the interface of signal processing, machine learning and neuroscience. More information is available at the link below:

This is a fixed term post (start date negotiable) and will provide the successful candidate with a rich collaborative environment: it is positioned within the recently formed Data Science group at the University of Kent, and will involve close collaboration with external partners at the Universities of Cambridge and Liège (Belgium).

You will play a key role in this project, focusing on the development of the software prototype. In addition to working closely with Dr. Chennu, you will interact regularly with clinicians and neuroscientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Liége. Both partners have made available a large dataset of EEG acquired from patients, which will be used to test and validate the prototype to be developed here.

You will be supported in your role by Dr. Chennu, in addition to PhD students in the research group, and will be able to access the broad ranging expertise available across other members of the Data Science group and the School of Computing.

As a Research Associate you will:
  • Develop a computational prototype for electroencephalographic brain connectomics for discriminating states of awareness and use real datasets and develop simulations to test and validate the prototype.
  • Working with the PI, interact with collaborators at partner sites to explore deployment of the prototype at the bedside of patients with disorders of consciousness
  • Communicate and disseminate project outcomes in academic publications, scientific conferences, technical reports, web-based platforms and social media
To succeed in this role you will:
  • A PhD in Computer Science/Neuroscience, or be near completion
  • Experience of EEG/MEG Signal Processing, machine Learning in Neuroscience and MATLAB and/or Python in Neuroscience
  • Experience of working in a Research environment and the ability to liaise with other external partners

The School of Computing at Kent is a welcoming and supportive environment that has recently been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We are a well-balanced, inclusive and diverse community that aims to further enhance our achievements and reputation in teaching, research and innovation.

Interviews are to be held: 29 November 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: STM0847
Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.
CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
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