Job ID: 110763

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biocomputation

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 14 June 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Hatfield

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: University of Hertfordshire

Department: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science


We are seeking a full-time Research Fellow to join the Biocomputation Research Group in the School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire to conduct high-quality research in Computational Neuroscience. The successful candidate’s research will involve synergistic collaborations with a multidisciplinary team to investigate brain processes using methodologies such as computational modelling, machine learning and AI. Research to be conducted could, e.g., comprise modelling brain circuits like the olfactory bulb or the cerebellum and simulating and analysing their function. Additional impact could arise in machine learning, AI, data science, neurorobotics and neuromorphic computing.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a programme of research in collaboration with colleagues at UH and partner organisations in the UK and abroad. Leading the preparation and publication of research manuscripts is a key aspect of the role. Contributions to the preparation of research proposals and applications for funding to external bodies, such as the European Commission and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are expected. The postholder will create opportunities to maximise research activities, capturing relevant evidence to support impact and engaging with external partners and stakeholders.
Skills and experience required:
– Strong theoretical, computational and programming background in computational modelling and/or machine learning and/or data science and/or AI.
– Background and expertise in computational neuroscience (e.g. spiking neural networks, brain function and anatomy, analysis of brain data).
– Demonstrated experience to conduct independent research in computational neuroscience or a related field, e.g., through published research papers or monographs.
– Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English
– The applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
Qualifications required:
An undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, or a related discipline and a PhD (or expectation that one will soon be awarded) in a relevant discipline.
An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:
Professor Volker Steuber,
Professor Michael Schmuker,