Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen - School of Natural and Computing Sciences

The Institute of Mathematics in the School of Natural and Computing Sciences at the University of Aberdeen invites applications for a research fellowship to work on an EPSRC funded project under the supervision of Professor Ran Levi. The project is entitled “Topological Analysis of Neural System”. The post is funded for 18 months. The project is collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature. A large part of the project will be in collaboration with the Blue Brain Project (EPFL, Switzerland). The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Algebraic Topology, Applied and Computational Topology or Computer Science. Willingness to study and apply theoretical and computational tools of algebraic topology to neuroscience and other relevant subjects is essential. Experience in computational and/or applied algebraic topology would be an advantage, but is not a requirement. Willingness to learn the basics of computational algebraic topology (for candidates without expertise in the subject) as well as basic neuroscience is essential.

The project will involve a significant amount of travel for study, collaboration and dissemination of results. A generous travel budget will be available.

Salary will be on the Grade 6 salary scale (£32,548 per annum)

As this post is externally funded by EPSRC it is available for 18 months.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Ran Levi, e-mail:

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones, HR Adviser for further information.

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Job Reference Number: NCS120R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25 March 2018

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