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RA position in Auditory Neuroscience

(Adrian Rees asked me to post this.)
Research Associate or Junior Research Associate in Auditory Neuroscience, School of Neurology, Neurobiology & Psychiatry, £21,467 - £23,457 per annum

Based in the School of Neurology, Neurobiology & Psychiatry (Auditory Research Group) you will support the MiCRAM project (ESPRC funded) which aims to use new and existing knowledge about the neuronal circuitry in the midbrain to build a biologically realistic computational model that can be implemented in a biomimetic robot. The project is a collaboration between Newcastle University and the University of Sunderland (Dr Harry Erwin and Prof Stefan Wermter).

You will be responsible for the biological elements (acquisition of experimental data and literature analysis) required for developing the midbrain model. You should have at least a 2:1 degree in a neuroscience related subject, and ideally a PhD or equivalent in auditory neuroscience. Experience of neuronal recording in vivo and of using MATLAB would be advantageous. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to interact closely with the modelling team to exchange information across disciplines.

The research will include single unit electrophysiological recording in vivo with the presentation of sound stimuli, together with literature and bioinformatics based approaches. An appointee without a higher degree will have the opportunity to register to study for a PhD.

Tenable for 36 months.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Adrian Rees (adrian.rees@xxxxxxxxx)

Closing date: 12th July 2006

Job Ref: A678R http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancy.phtml? ref=A678R follow link for further particulars

To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and completed employment record form to: Dr Adrian Rees, School of Neurology, Neurobiology and Psychiatry, The Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH.