[robotics-worldwide] Jobs: Chairs for new Centre in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics: University of Birmingham UK

Jeremy Wyatt jlw at cs.bham.ac.uk
Mon Jan 11 05:45:17 PST 2010

Two Professorial Chairs required to lead new Centre for Computational  
Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics: Birmingham UK

University of Birmingham
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Psychology
School of Computer Science

Chair in Computational Neuroscience (Ref: 38192)
Chair in Cognitive Robotics (Ref: 38193)

Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
Linking neuroscience with robotics.

The University of Birmingham is making a multimillion pound investment  
to create the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive  
Robotics (CNCR). The Centre will foster an interdisciplinary,  
collaborative approach to advance understanding of brain function and  
learning, and develop better robotic systems. The research will be  
translated into innovative treatment for patients with developmental,  
degenerative or acquired neurological disorders.

To establish the centre, we are seeking two Chairs, one in  
computational neuroscience and one in cognitive robotics.  These  
appointments will be the first of a series culminating in ten academic  
and technical positions. In the intermediate term we will be  
appointing three lecturers and two technical positions to directly  
support the incoming teams. This will be followed by the appointment  
of a further three posts (one chair level) in the next year. We expect  
the new chair-level appointees to play a major role in the next round  
of recruitment.

The initial two chairs should have an international research record  
that makes cutting-edge contributions to their field. Salary will be  
commensurate with experience. For information and enquiries please  
contact either

Professor Glyn Humphreys, g.w.humphreys at bham.ac.uk,
Professor Chris Miall, Head of Psychology,  r.c.miall at bham.ac.uk or
Dr Jeremy Wyatt, School of Computer Science, j.l.wyatt at bham.ac.uk

To download the details and submit an electronic application online  
visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs . Alternatively information can be  
obtained from Sally Johnson on +44 (0)121 415 8116.

Details for the Chair in Cognitive Robotics http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/38193.pdf
Details for the Chair in Computational Neuroscience http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/38192.pdf

Closing date for both posts: 30 March 2010
A University of Fairness and Diversity

Dr Jeremy L Wyatt
Intelligent Robotics Lab
School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham
www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~jlw || +44 121 414 4788

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