[vslist] Post-doc position, King's College London

Michael Spratling michael.spratling at kcl.ac.uk
Tue May 25 09:10:01 GMT 2004

Postdoctoral Research Associate
King's College London

An enthusiastic and well-qualified post-doctoral researcher is required to
develop a biologically inspired neural network model that will be used to
explore the effects of inter-regional cortical interactions in visual
information processing. The project aims to understand the neural mechanisms
underlying cortical region interactions and particularly the effects of top-down
information on visual perception.  It is hoped that this research will advance
understanding of a number of perceptual processes (in areas such as attention,
image segmentation, perceptual learning, and categorisation), and in so doing,
identify computational principles appropriate for building improved machine
vision systems.

This project is part of an EPSRC-funded collaboration between the Division of
Engineering at King's College London and the Centre for Brain and Cognitive
Development (CBCD), Birkbeck College, London.  The post-holder will be based in
King's College, but will be expected to collaborate closely with researchers in
the CBCD, where the predictions of the model will be empirically tested.

Applicants should have a proven ability to carry out high quality research, have
a genuine interest in the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception, and be
keen to develop simulations of both psychological and neuro-physiological data.
The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in a relevant area, have a
good knowledge of neural networks and/or computational neuroscience, be
comfortable programming in C or C++ in a UNIX environment and ideally should be
familiar with MATLAB.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Michael Spratling via e-mail:
michael.spratling at kcl.ac.uk.

The position is available from the 1st October 2004 for a period of 33 months.
The starting salary is at SP6 on the RA1A scale, currently £23,144 per annum
inclusive of London Allowance.

Further particulars are available by contacting the Personnel Office, King's
College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, strand-recruitment at kcl.ac.uk, fax 020
7848 1352. Please quote reference W1/CEM/46/04 on all correspondence.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is: 25 June 2004.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

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