Research Fellow, Natural & Computing Sciences (NCS162R)

This project, led by Professor Ran Levi and funded by an EPSRC grant and a collaboration agreement between the University of Aberdeen and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), is a pioneering study aiming to develop and apply algebro-topological techniques to neuroscience and related subjects. The motivation grew out of Professor Levi’s collaboration with K. Hess and the Blue Brain Project, and to date it is one of very few such initiatives. New methods and ideas are now forming, requiring study and exploration. The outcome of the project will be applicable to other sciences and will make a substantial contribution to applied algebraic topology.

School/Section: Natural & Computing Sciences
Division: Computing Science
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £33,797 - £36,914
Ref No: NCS162R
Closing Date: 09-APR-2020


Job Description

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Algebraic Topology, Applied and Computational Topology or Computer Science. Expertise in applied algebraic topology is desirable but not essential. Knowledge of basic neuroscience and/or network theory would be an advantage, but not a requirement

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,797 - £36,914 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant level for individuals in

the final stages of completing their PhD, Grade 5 (£31,865).

As this post is subject to external funding from EPFL it is available for 12 months.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a period of probation.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 April 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Professor Ran Levi

+44 (0)1224 272753

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Ran Levi

Please quote reference number NCS162R on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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