[visionlist] Research Fellowship

Jordan, Professor T.R. trj4 at leicester.ac.uk
Mon Sep 18 17:23:38 GMT 2006


Research Council UK Fellowship
Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Neural Function
School of Psychology, Departments of Biology and Engineering, and Centre for Mathematical Modelling

University of Leicester, UK

Salary - Grade 8:  £34,448 to £38,772 

Ref: R2987 

Research Councils UK is continuing its Academic Fellowship scheme to provide an attractive path to academia for researchers with potential for outstanding research careers.  The fellowship is aimed at the very best early-career scientists with around 0-5 year's postdoctoral experience and interests in modelling neural function.  The Fellowship is for 5 years with the guarantee of an open-ended academic position, subject to successful completion of standard academic probation within the five years of the fellowship.   

Holders will be expected to develop their own independently funded research program, with the first 2 years of the Fellowship dedicated wholly to research, and a small teaching role phased-in over the remaining period.  You will already hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline before taking up the position and you will have evidence of the potential to establish an independent research career.  The start date is flexible. 

The rationale for the Fellowship is to link existing research strengths in Psychology, Biology, Engineering, and Mathematical Modelling to develop fresh insights into the mathematical modelling of neural function.  The level of investigation is flexible but could include any aspect of mathematical modelling of neural function, including computational neuroscience, molecular interactions, neural networks, brain functions and structures, sensory and cognitive processing, individual behaviour, and the dynamics of social interactions.  The development of this research for real-world applications would be welcome. 

We provide an intellectually invigorating environment where individual excellence can be supported within a broad framework of scientific expertise.  We will promote development of the Fellow's research strengths and provide opportunities to collaborate with researchers from a range of backgrounds in Psychology, Biology, Engineering, and Mathematical Modelling (for web pages, see: http://www.le.ac.uk/psychology ; http://www.le.ac.uk/biology ; http://www.engg.le.ac.uk <http://www.engg.le.ac.uk/>  ; http://www.math.le.ac.uk <http://www.math.le.ac.uk/>  ).  The principal Departmental affiliation(s) of the successful candidate will be tailored to their particular interests and the nature of their research.  Ample formal training for the Fellow will be provided prior to involvement in undergraduate teaching.

Full details about the scheme are available at: www.rcuk.ac.uk/acfellow/what.asp.  

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to: Professor Tim Jordan, email Prof.TimJordan at leicester.co.uk, tel: +44 (0)116 229 7189

Downloadable application forms and further particulars are available from: www.le.ac.uk/personnel/jobs or in hardcopy from Personnel Services, tel: +44 (0)116 252 2438, fax: +44 (0)116 252 5140, email: recruitment3 at le.ac.uk  

Please note that CVs will be accepted only in support of a fully completed application form. 

Closing date:  Friday 6 October 2006


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