We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to be part of a new interdisciplinary research team led by the Professor of Sensory Biology as a key player in the delivery of the European Research Council's Consolidator Grant entitled ‘The Insect cochlea: a non-invasive path towards enhanced sound detectors’.
The project’s overarching aim is to develop new technological improvements that constitute the grounds of the next-generation of miniature, super-sensitive acoustic sensors, using the katydid (or bush-cricket) ear as primary model.
We are therefore looking for a post-doctoral researcher to drive the numerical and analytical analyses required to develop predictive models of the bush-cricket hearing organ, using both analytical and numeric methods to generate testable predictions and provide insight into the function of all steps of the hearing process of the bush-cricket tympanal organ (outer, middle, and inner ear components).
The postholder will actively help to write and publish high quality peer-reviewed scientific papers. In addition to contributing to the development of research proposals and applications for external funding, the postholder will also contribute to the dissemination of results to the scientific community through presentations at international conferences and workshops, and to the general public through public lectures and interviews with the media where appropriate.
The sensory biology lab (http://bioacousticssensorybiology.weebly.com/) offers a dynamic research environment and facilities where the successful applicant will be a member of a multi-disciplinary group working closely together on a defined problem applying techniques from fields as diverse as acoustics, electro-physiology, hearing, material engineering, applied mathematics and biophysics.
The post is fixed-term for three years in line with the length of the research project.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Fernando Montealegre-Z (email@example.com).
Closing Date: 18 Mar 2018