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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two Chairs wanted for new Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics: Birmingham UK

Two Chairs wanted for 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,,
Professor Chris Miall, Head of Psychology, or
Dr Jeremy Wyatt, School of Computer Science,

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

Details for the Chair in Cognitive Robotics
Details for the Chair in Computational Neuroscience

Closing date for both posts: 30 March 2010
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