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Research Associate in Neuromorphic Systems / Computational Neuroscience

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Location: Manchester, Hybrid/On-site
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, according to relevant experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 8th March 2024
Job Ref: SAE-024595

Job reference: SAE-024595
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, according to relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Computer Science
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 08/03/2024
Contract Duration: From 1 July 2024 for 42 months
School/Directorate: School of Engineering

A Postdoctoral Research Associates in Neuromorphic Systems and/or Computational Neuroscience for robotics is required for a period of 42 months to work on the Horizon/InnovateUK project “PRIMI: Performance in Robots Interaction via Mental Imagery. This is a collaborative project of the University of Manchester’s Cognitive Robotics Lab with various academic and industry partners in the UK and Europe. PRIMI will synergistically combine research and development in neurophysiology, psychology, machine intelligence, cognitive mechatronics, neuromorphic engineering, and humanoid robotics to build developmental models of higher-cognition abilities – mental imagery, abstract reasoning, and theory of mind – boosted by energy- efficient event-driven computing and sensing.

You will carry out research on the design of neuromorphic systems models for robotics. The postdoc will work collaboratively with the other postdocs and PhD students in the PRIMI project. This post requires expertise in computational neuroscience (e.g. spiking neural networks) for robotics and/or neuromorphic systems.

You will be working collaboratively as part of the Cognitive Robotics Lab at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Angelo Cangelosi. Close collaboration with the other project partners will also be required.

Expected start date of the post is 1 July 2024.

What can you expect in return

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

The Department of Computer Science is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Bronze Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.

We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit https://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/connect/social-responsibility/responsible-processes/

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Angelo Cangelosi

Email: angelo.cangelosi@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more

 

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