Two postdoc positions in Aberdeen

Dear Topologists,

The Institute of Mathematics in Aberdeen is now advertising two postdoctoral positions funded by an EPSRC grant obtained by myself. The project is entitled “Topological Analysis of Neural Systems”. It is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project by its very nature, and aims to apply the powerful tools of algebraic topology to questions in neuroscience. A summary of the project can be found on the EPSRC website.  A large part of the project will be carried out in collaboration with the Blue Brain Project at EPFL, led by neuroscientist Henry Markram, and the Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience led by Kathryn Hess. The post in Aberdeen is funded for 3 years, and will include a generous travel and equipment budget. Work on this project will involve both theoretical and applied topology. Start date is 1st September 2017, but a later start date may be negotiated. 

The first position is intended for a person holding a PhD in algebraic topology with a strong interest in studying and applying theoretical and computational tools of algebraic topology to neuroscience, and other relevant subjects. Experience in computations and/or applied algebraic topology would be an advantage but is not a requirement. Basic training in neuroscience and in computational topology will be available if necessary.

This post is currently advertised at with closing date 4th May 2017. 

The second post is intended for either a computer scientist or a mathematician with a strong background in high level coding, who is interested in applying their skill to computational and applied algebraic topology in the context of the project. While this post is not formally advertised yet (it will be in two weeks), all applications for the post already advertised will be considered for both positions.

Informal inquiries are very welcome. Please email

Best wishes, Ran