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Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience (Teaching and Research)

University of Leeds - School of Computing

Location: Leeds
Salary: £37,099 to £54,395 Grade 7/8, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: EPSCP1146

The School of Computing at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked academic department (top 10 in UK REF2021) with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in our teaching. We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience (analogous to tenure track Assistant Professor) to join our internationally outstanding Artificial and Biological Intelligence activity. The position provides an exceptional opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with extensive neuroscience activity in Leeds and beyond. We are looking for an academic with a proven track record of research in Computational Neuroscience, evidence of interdisciplinarity, and an ability to teach more broadly in Computer Science in a research-intensive Russell Group University.

Our research has greater impact through working in multi-disciplinary teams, within and beyond the School, ranging across engineering, science and health disciplines, industry and the public-sector.

We have a vibrant community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers supported by a large portfolio of external research funding. We are core partners in major pan-University initiatives, such as the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Robotics Leeds, Centre for HealthTech Innovation, Leeds Cancer Research Centre and Leeds Institute of Fluid Dynamics, as well as in leading national centres such as the Alan Turing Institute.

We are seeking candidates working in computational and systems neuroscience and related areas of artificial and biological intelligence. In this role, you will have the opportunity to grow and contribute through working collaboratively in a dynamic, diverse and inclusive environment. You will join us in enhancing knowledge, innovation, education, student experience and the reputation of the University with a focus on quality and excellence.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Netta Cohen, Head of Computing in Biology, Medicine and Health Theme, email: N.Cohen@leeds.ac.uk

Marc de Kamps, AI Programme Lead, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, email: M.deKamps@leeds.ac.uk

David Hogg, Head of AI Theme, email: D.C.Hogg@leeds.ac.uk 

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available. And much more!   

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

School/Institute: School of Computing

Category: Academic

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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