[Comp-neuro] Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Computational Neuroscience at Bristol

Rafal Bogacz R.Bogacz at bristol.ac.uk
Fri May 27 12:17:26 CEST 2011

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to let you know that the University of Bristol has an open 
Senior Lecturer / Reader position in Computational Neuroscience, and I 
attach the details of the position below:

Salary: 46,696 - 52,556 GBP
Closing date for applications: 9:00am 27 Jun 2011


Based in the Merchant Venturers School of Engineering you will be an 
outstanding individual to enhance our activity in Computational 
Neuroscience. The appointment will be made at Senior Lecturer/ Reader 
level (equivalent of Associate Professor).

You will have substantial academic experience, an international 
reputation and a proven track record for research leadership. Applicants 
who have a solid track record of collaboration with experimental 
neuroscientists are particularly welcome, as we expect you to start new 
collaborations with researchers from the vibrant and diverse Bristol 
Neuroscience community.

Recently, University of Bristol received a prestigious grant from the 
Wellcome Trust for a Doctoral Training Centre in Neural Dynamics. It 
provides 4-year studentships for 23 PhD students who will be 
co-supervised by experimental neuroscientists and theoreticians. 
Therefore, the post-holder will have great opportunities for developing 
research programme through supervising PhD students.

Additionally, you will be an enthusiastic lecturer and contribute to 
teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students in Computer Science. 
The University of Bristol offers an excellent research environment for 
Computational Neuroscience, as it gathers internationally acknowledged 
leaders in key related areas both from an experimental and theoretical 
perspective. Bristol has one of the largest concentrations of 
neuroscientists in Europe and is a major centre for basic and clinical 
neuroscience, brought together by Bristol Neuroscience 
(http://www.bristol.ac.uk/neuroscience/). Bristol is also home to 
internationally recognized experts in Computer Science, Mathematics and 
Robotics. It has a strong history of interdisciplinary research, and 
particular, using mathematics and computer models to tackle fundamental 
questions in neuroscience, ranging from cellular through system and 
cognitive to clinical.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Neill Campbell (email: 
Neill.Campbell at bristol.ac.uk) as Head of Department or Professor Nishan 
Canagarajah as Head of School (email: Nishan.Canagarajah at bristol.ac.uk). 
Research enquiries should be made to Dr Rafal Bogacz (email: 
R.Bogacz at bristol.ac.uk).

It is expected that interviews will be held during August 2011.

Full information about the position and application process is available at:

Best wishes,


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