Research Associate/Fellow

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
8 Mar 2021
£27511 to £33797 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD).
University of Nottingham
2 years

Job Details

We are looking for a researcher, whose expertise lies in Mathematical Neuroscience, to work with Professor Stephen Coombes on an EPSRC- funded project entitled “White matter networks”.   The central aim of the project is to build a new mathematical framework for biologically motivated neural networks to help understand the important contribution that activity-dependent regulation of myelination can make to patterns of rhythmic activity known to subserve important aspects of large-scale brain dynamics and its dysfunction. 

We believe that talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from high quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team.  The School is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in Mathematical Sciences. 

  • You will be able to carry out duties to the highest standard and to evidence how through your experience you will: 
  • Undertake original research of international excellence.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or collaborative research area.
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, workshops and meetings resulting in successful research outputs.
  • Identify opportunities and assist in writing bids for research grant applications. Prepare proposals and applications to both external and/or internal bodies for funding, contractual or accreditation purposes.

Person Criteria

We are looking for a confident, organised researcher who can evidence: 

  • A PhD (or be near completion) or equivalent in mathematics, engineering, physics or a closely related  discipline
  • Expert knowledge of Mathematical Neuroscience
  • Background knowledge in more than one of the following areas: Neural mass and network modelling; Applied nonlinear dynamic; Scientific computation.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Networking, actively engaging with and valuing other areas and diverse groups.

How to Apply

Contact Details

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Stephen Coombes email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.