Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at Massey University (Auckland)

The Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at Massey University (Auckland) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the research group of Professor Carlo Laing.
In this appointment you will be expected to contribute to the group’s research activities in the modelling of networks of neurons. You will have a strong background in applied mathematics, specifically nonlinear dynamical systems, and experience in numerical computation. Some knowledge of neuroscience, or a willingness to learn, is advantageous.

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Postdoctoral position (Mathematical Neuroscience) at QIMRB, Brisbane

Mathematical Neuroscience Research Fellow (full time 3 year appointment)
– Innovative biomedical modelling in the group of Prof Michael Breakspear
– Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options
This research fellow will pursue large-scale computational modelling and simulation of brain activity, and innovative analyses of time series and neuroimaging data, with particular focus on epilepsy.

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Postdoctoral position (Bayesian Computation) at QIMRB, Brisbane

Bayesian Computation Research Fellow (full time 3 year appointment)
– Cutting edge data science in the group of Prof Michael Breakspear
– Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options
This research fellow will develop new systems for model selection and model-based prediction, combining large data sets from patient neuroimaging and intracranial recordings with models of brain dynamics.

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Technical Team Leader, MARCS, Technical Support Services

Ref 1966/17 Technical Team Leader, MARCS, Technical Support Services

  • Bankstown Campus
  • Remuneration Package $99,866 to $107,757 p.a.
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position

Western Sydney University is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Greater Western Sydney, a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth. The University has a strong connection to Greater Western Sydney, working with its communities and businesses to contribute to the region’s growth. The University is culturally diverse, with 2,500 staff and 40,000 students drawn from Australia and around the world.

The University is seeking to appoint a Technical Team Leader in the Office of Technical Support Services. The position manages the MARCS team and is responsible for rostering, coordinating and managing team members as well as direct technical support of teaching and research. The appointee will ensure the technical team effectively supports teaching, research through the coordination and delivery of technical support resources.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development

Ref 2161/17 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of the Western Sydney University. Research at MARCS is conducted in five interdisciplinary research programs: Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience, Human-Machine Interaction, Multisensory Communication, Music Cognition & Action and Speech & Language. MARCS is located on the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Kingswood and Parramatta campuses.

The Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience (BENS) program is seeking an outstanding researcher to complement and strengthen investigations on the development of analogue and digital neuromorphic hardware and systems.

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SYSTEMS AND COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE DOWNUNDER (SCiNDU) – Extended deadline

Joint meeting with the 2017 QBI Plasticity Workshop and the 10th Australasian Workshop on Neuro-Engineering and Computational Neuroscience

Dec 13-15th 2017
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 
http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/scindu

Confirmed speakers:
Polina Anikeeva (MIT)
Bernard Balleine (UNSW)
Daphne Bavelier (U Geneva)
John Bekkers (ANU)
Kwabena Boahen (Stanford)
Tobias Bonhoeffer (Max Planck Martinsried)
Rosa Cossart (INMED Marseille)
Kenji Doya (Okinawa)
Adrienne Fairhall (U Washington)
Marta Garrido (U Queensland)
Alex Pouget (U Geneva)
Pankaj Sah (U Queensland)
Andre van Schaik​ (Western Sydney)
Rafael Yuste (Columbia)

Abstract submissions for poster presentation are due by Oct 1st (extended deadline October 9th). Some submissions will be selected for oral presentation. See http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/scindu for more details.

Professor Geoffrey J Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics & Physics
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/professor-geoffrey-goodhill

Post-doctoral Fellowship in modelling brain networks and dynamics (Monash)

We seek a talented post-doctoral researcher to work on developing and applying biophysical models of large-scale brain dynamics, particularly neural mass models and neural field models, with a focus on:
applying the models to understand empirical brain imaging data acquired with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), electroencephaolography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and/or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
integrating the models with data derived from genetic and other molecular techniques
using the models to understand brain disturbances in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

The position is funded for three years and is offered at level A or B, depending on experience and track record. The Fellow will be based in team of A/Prof Fornito in the Brain and Mental Health Lab at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. It involves close collaboration with Prof Gustavo Deco, and will require regular travel to Prof Deco’s lab at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.

For further details, please see: careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/561731/research-fellow-brain-and-mental-health-laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neurophysics of Sleep-Wake Dynamics and Circadian Rhythms

School of Physics, The University of Sydney
Reference no. 721/0417
• The position focuses on studying sleep-wake and circadian dynamics phenomena in the brain using mechanism-based modelling approaches and experimental data across various dynamical scales: from neurons to behavior
• Full-time, fixed term for 2 years with the possibility of extension to 3 years, subject to performance, funding, and need
Remuneration package: $104k-112k pro rata p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity
Applications are sought for Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the School of Physics in the Complex Systems Group led by Professor Peter Robinson. The group is involved in a number of interdisciplinary research centres, including the NHMRC Centre of Excellence for Translational Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology (NeuroSleep), the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF), and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety, and Productivity, as well as numerous national and international collaborations.

About you
The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers on a variety of sleep-wake and circadian-related projects that underpin a wider program of sleep-wake and circadian research, including understanding and modelling of the relevant neurobiological mechanisms during normal sleep-wake cycles, circadian misalignment (e.g. jetlag), and sleep restriction, as well as prediction of dynamics in real-world conditions. Continue reading

Research Fellow in Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy and Seizure Prediction

Exciting med-tech opportunity at the interface between academia and industry. We are seeking talented research scientists to join a team conducting a clinical trial of a fully implantable system for seizure forecasting and control with epilepsy patients. Requires experience in electrophysiology and neural signal analysis.

There are two Research Fellow positions available in our epilepsy research group for a new NHMRC research project titled Critical Slowing in Epilepsy. The research will quantify how the brain changes around times where it is susceptible to seizures. Seizure susceptibility will be studied using a new deep brain stimulation and recording system in a first in man clinical trial in partnership with the medical device company, Medtronic. There are also opportunities to study seizure susceptibility using the one-of-a-kind long-term continuous intracranial electroencephalography database obtained from the clinical trial of the Neurovista Seizure Advisory System.

At least one of the Research Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the Medtronic trial, from testing with patients to data analysis and reporting. Testing will involve measuring the interaction between the brain’s response to very small electrical stimuli and epilepsy-related changes.

Close date: 12 Mar 2017

Contact both Dr Levin Kuhlmann and Dr Dean Freestone for details. For a position description, selection criteria and to apply visit:
http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/890173/research-fellow-in-deep-brain-stimulation-for-epilepsy-and-seizure-prediction-2-positions

SCiNDU2 / NeuroEng 2017

SCiNDU2: The Second Systems and Computational Neuroscience DownUnder conference.
Joint meeting with NeuroEng 2017: The 10th Australasian Workshop on Neuro-Engineering and Computational Neuroscience

www.qbi.uq.edu.au/scindu

Dec 13-15th 2017
Queensland Brain Institute
The University of Queensland

Confirmed international speakers:

Polina Anikeeva
Daphne Bavelier
Kwabena Boahen
Tobias Bonhoeffer
Rosa Cossart
Kenji Doya
Alex Pouget
Rafael Yuste

Other speakers to be announced. Further details will be posted on www.qbi.uq.edu.au/scindu as they become available.

Contact: Geoff Goodhill, University of Queensland