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Research Associate in Mathematics

Informatics & Digital Engineering

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £35,845 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (36 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 01 June 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 30 June 2021
Reference:  R210127
Release Date:  Saturday 01 May 2021

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with expertise in the general areas of statistical physics, machine learning and Bayesian inference, and their application to information emergence and learning dynamics in structured neuronal clusters. This research associate position will support the project by enhancing our theoretical understanding of the emerging information content within the neuronal cluster through analysis and modelling, and in devising training methodologies for given data. 


You should have excellent mathematical and computational skills and have a background in statistical physics, Bayesian inference and probabilistic machine learning. Knowledge of neuronal clusters and their properties is an advantage. While the main thrust of the work will be carried out within the Mathematics group and with Professor Saad, the position is part of the international EU-funded project NEU-ChiP; hence, a significant level of collaboration within Aston and with external partners across Europe is expected.


Further details on the collaborative NEU-ChiP research project can be found on and

This post is for a fixed term of 3 years


Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor David Saad



Further particulars and application forms may be obtained electronically on or from the Personnel Office on Tel: +44 (0) 121 359 0870; email:; quoting reference no: R210127.


Closing date for applications: 1 June 2021.

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