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

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neurophysics and Brain Dynamics

ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function
School of Physics
Reference no. 1100/0616

  • Up to 3 positions studying multiscale, emergent, nonlinear, and critical phenomena in the brain
  • Full-time, fixed term for three years, with further offers available subject to performance, funding and need remuneration package: up to $112K pro rata p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)
  • The opportunity to work in the Brain Dynamics Group

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Positions at USyd (2x PhD scholarships, 1x B/C Academic staff)

A number of positions are currently available with the Complex Systems Research Group (led by Prof. Mikhail Prokopenko) in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at The University of Sydney:

1. Two PhD scholarships are available to study with Dr. Joseph Lizier in an ARC DECRA funded project. Both projects involve studying the relationship between network structure and dynamics, using information theory, with applications to neural data sets:
a. “Inferring information network structure from dynamics” — http://bit.ly/1SZdnim
b. “Describing network and information processing co-development” — http://bit.ly/24mp8Vq
Please contact Dr. Lizier with any questions. There is some flexibility in the closing date for applications (currently May 22).

2. One (3 year term) Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Complex Systems (Level B/C) is also currently open for applications until May 8 — http://bit.ly/1qpMI1j
Research areas relating to information theory and complex networks theory will be prioritised.
Please contact Prof. Prokopenko or Dr. Lizier with any questions.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neurodynamics and Computational Neuroscience – University of Sydney

School of Physics, Faculty of Science
Reference no. 076/0116

  • Research focused on understanding complex neural dynamics and neural coding principles
  • Join an international research team with strong expertise in computational neuroscience
  • Full-time 2-year fixed term (possibility of extension up to 3 years, subject to performance) Remuneration package: $101k p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Brain Dynamics and Computational Neuroscience – University of Sydney

Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

Reference no. 075/0116

  • Combined modelling and experimental study of spatiotemporal dynamics in brain circuits for vision
  • Join an interdisciplinary research group with expertise in theoretical analysis of neural circuit dynamics and real-time parallel measurement of activity in nerve cell populations
  • Full-time 2-year fixed term (possibility of extension up to 3 years, subject to performance) Remuneration package: $101k p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

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Research Fellow Position in Mathematical Modelling and Feedback Control of Neural Systems

Research Fellow Position in Mathematical Modelling and Feedback Control of Neural Systems Research Fellow Grade 2 (Level B)
NeuroEngineering Laboratory, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
The University of Melbourne Australia

We seek a highly motivated person with expertise in neuroengineering, neural modelling, and control theory. The primary aim of this project is to devise and validate mathematical models of neural circuits and to developed closed-loop control algorithms for those circuits. In particular, the project will use experimental observations to derive and test transfer functions of afferent and efferent nerve activity for closed- loop control of inflammatory bowel disease.  The mathematical modelling objective will run alongside physiological experiments to derive the transfer functions that constitute the most important aspects of the system.  Continue reading

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES IN NEUROPHYSICS AND BRAIN DYNAMICS

ARC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR INTEGRATIVE BRAIN FUNCTION, SCHOOL OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

REFERENCE NO. 1888/0914
Applications are sought for up to five Postdoctoral Research Associates (Level A) in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF).
This is an opportunity to work in the Brain Dynamics Group of Professor
Peter Robinson on projects in the area of his Laureate Fellowship on the Physical Brain and/or research in the area of the CIBF. His group also participates in the Cooperative Research Center for Alertness, Safety, and Productivity, and the NHMRC-funded Center for Research Excellence, Neurosleep, and has wide collaborations across the University, Australia, and internationally.

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TU Dresden (Herr Prof. Dr. Stefan Kiebel) – Applications for a Member of academic staff / PhD student

The Department of Psychology, Institute of General Psychology, Biopsychology and Methods of Psychology, Chair of Neuroimaging (Herr Prof. Dr. Stefan Kiebel) invites applications for a Member of academic staff / PhD student (E 13 TV-L). The main research goal is the development and experimental testing of novel computational models of decision making. The computational models typically employ Bayesian inference and experiments are performed using fMRI and EEG. More information here.

Principal investigator to lead the development of Computational Neuroscience at Monash University

We seek to appoint a dynamic and talented principal investigator to lead the development of Computational Neuroscience at Monash University. The successful candidate is expected to have an internationally recognised track record of scientific achievement and demonstrable ability to build a cutting edge multidisciplinary research platform that will transform the landscape of computational neuroscience at Monash, within Australia and internationally.

This appointee will complement and integrate with experimental neuroscience researchers in the new Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences who work across a wide range of levels including single-unit recordings in non-human primates through to in vivo EEG and functional MRI in humans. These collaborations will leverage existing Monash University research platforms such as Monash Biomedical Imaging and the MASSIVE Supercomputing facility, as well as the newly established ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function to undertake novel, multi-disciplinary research programs.
An excellent remuneration package is available for both the principal investigator and their team.

Please follow this link for more information:
http://jobs.monash.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=523000&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&lCategoryID=641%2C+640%2C+636&lBrandID=&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

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Associate Professor Alex Fornito
Deputy Director
Monash Clinical & Imaging Neuroscience
School of Psychology and Psychiatry &
Monash Biomedical Imaging
Monash University