Senior Research Associate in Systems and Control (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the ERC Advanced Grant project “Switchlets: a theory of multi-resolution behaviours for systems and control across scales” awarded to Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre. The 5-year project aims at laying the mathematical foundations of a multi-resolution behavioural theory.

The project is primarily inspired, steered, and benchmarked by the specific application of understanding the robustness and modulation principles of neuronal behaviours, in collaboration with experimental neuroscientists.

The post holder will conduct independent research that will contribute to the advancement of the project. In addition, they will assist the PI in the scientific management of the ERC project. This role includes assistance to the PI in PhD supervision, scientific management of the research team, finance, and organisation of scientific events related to the project. The successful candidate will join the Control Group and will be expected to make a contribution to excellence in research. The role holder will participate in the overall contribution of the department/faculty, as appropriate.

Applicants must have a very good first degree in engineering, applied mathematics or a closely related field and a PhD degree in an area related to systems and control. It is expected that candidates will have a interest and previous experience in one or several areas of biological modelling, such as systems biology, synthetic biology, computational neuroscience, or experimental neurophysiology. A broad knowledge of systems and control areas is expected and experience in one or more of the following technical areas is necessary: nonlinear modelling, multi-resolution techniques, mean-field modelling, synchronization, oscillatory waves and patterns, computational neuroscience, experimental neurophysiology, neuroimaging.

Salary Ranges: Senior Research Associate: £38,511 – £48,743

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a statement of research interest and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about the post or about the application process, please contact Diane Hazell, Acting Divisional Administrator: email (Tel +44 01223 748529).

Please quote reference NM06995 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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