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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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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Postdoc in Auditory Computational Neuroscience at The University of Melbourne

Computational neural modelling of bottom-up information and top-down attention in auditory perception
Link to position: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/8npn
RESEARCH FELLOW
Position no.: 0032600
Employment type: Full-time Fixed Term
Campus: Parkville

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Australia

Salary: Level A $61,138* – $82,963 p.a. (*PhD entry Level A.6 $77,290 p.a.) or Level B $87,334 – $103,705 p.a., plus 9.25% superannuation. The level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s research record, qualifications and experience.

We are seeking a post-doctoral candidate for research in the area of mathematical and computational neuroscience in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The aim of this project is to address one of the great challenges of neuroscience, namely how information is processed in the brain. This project addresses fundamental cross-disciplinary issues of information processing in large-scale biological neural systems using mathematical and computational techniques. This is an area of research that is at the cutting edge of intelligent processing systems. An understanding of these mechanisms would have considerable implications in areas that span a range of complex biological and artificial neural systems, including automatic speech recognition, robotics, and machine learning all with applications in diverse areas.

We seek a highly motivated person with expertise in neuroengineering and/or neural modelling. In this role you will contribute to all aspects of the project, including the development of the neural network models and the analysis of the models for elucidation of the mechanisms used by the brain for the processing of sounds. This will involve obtaining the necessary neural and network parameters from the literature and our collaborators, constructing single-compartment neuron models that match biological data, developing the network models and analysing their behaviour and parameter dependence, assessing the computational consequences of attention and plasticity in the neuronal representation of sounds using measures from information theory. You will also co-supervise PhD, MPhil and Master of Engineering students.

You must be able to demonstrate clearly an ability to perform independent research. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Research expertise in the area of neural modelling of the auditory system will be advantageous but not essential. The position is open to both national and international applicants. The position will commence in 2014 for a period of up to 3 years.

Close date: 19 January 2014

Dr David B Grayden BE(Hons) BSc PhD
Associate Professor and Reader, Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Director, Biomedical Engineering
Director, NeuroEngineering Laboratory, Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Laboratory Leader, Bionics Laboratory, Centre for Neural Engineering

Melbourne School of Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
T: +61 3 90353796; E: grayden@unimelb.edu.au | W: www.ee.unimelb.edu.au

Research Associate – Imperial College London

Research Associate, Imperial College London – Department of Bioengineering
Two-photon targeted electrophysiology
From £32,100 to £34,720 per annum, Fixed Term Appointment for up to 36 months

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Dr Simon Schultz on a BBSRC funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work at Imperial College on coding of sensory information in mammalian cortical circuits.

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