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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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.

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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:

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” —
b. “Describing network and information processing co-development” —
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 —
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