Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - School of Informatics

College of Science and Engineering

A research associate position is available in the Insect Robotics group to work on developing experimental and modelling tools as part of the BBSRC funded project “Visual navigation in ants: from visual ecology to brain”, in collaboration with the University of Sussex. You must either already have a PhD in a relevant area or be nearing completion of your PhD studies, and must have a track record of related publications. Excellent skills in programming are essential. Candidates with experience in developing experimental tools such as visual tracking and trackballs, in carrying out advanced analysis of experimental data, in image processing and analysis, will be preferred. Ideally, candidates would also be familiar with invertebrate brain and behaviour research, and/or have expertise in modelling of sensory and neural systems.

The post is full time and fixed term for 36 months. The post is available from 1st January 2018. 

Informal enquiries can be addressed to: Professor Barbara Webb (, Principal Investigator of the project.

Closing Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 5pm (GMT).

For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button below.

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

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