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Post-doctoral position in Coventry/UK

06 November 2019

Post-doctoral position in Coventry/UK

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Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in Computational Neuroscience, in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick.
The appointee will work on a project funded by the MRC that aims to develop and implement a mechanistic modelling framework for studying regulation of synaptic transmitter release in health and disease. This project will be led by Dr Yulia Timofeeva with the co-applicant Prof Kirill Volynski (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London) and in close collaboration with a number of world-leading experimental laboratories working in the field of synaptic transmission and information processing in the brain, that are located in Europe, USA, Canada and Japan. The successful candidate should have a PhD, or equivalent, in applied mathematics/theoretical physics/computer science or a related discipline and should have excellent skills in scientific computing. Previous experience of research in computational biology or neuroscience is desirable.
The working environment will be in the Mathematical Science Building, in the Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER).
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).
Please apply with a cover letter, CV, research statement, and references.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Yulia Timofeeva (
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages.

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3 years
University of Warwick
Department of Computer Science

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Kirill Volynski
UCL Institute of Neurology
+44 (0)20 3448 4494

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