University Lectureship in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering United Kingdom

University Lectureship in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Neuroscience. This is a linked post offered in association with Wolfson College, and the successful applicant will be elected to an Official Fellowship of that College.


The successful candidate will join the Computational and Biological Learning Lab ( that combines expertise in computational neuroscience and machine learning. We particularly encourage applicants who would complement our current research activities. The successful applicant's research should use AI-inspired computational and theoretical approaches to neuroscience (including computational cognitive science), or conversely, biological intelligence-inspired approaches to AI (with an emphasis on machine learning-based approaches), and may combine these approaches with behavioural experiments. The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, a record of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation and top-rank research rating of the Department of Engineering.


The successful candidate will take up the appointment ideally from 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to a maximum of 11% for a five year period. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A publications list
Statement of professional, teaching and research experience, including description of future research plans (no more than two A4 pages)

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


The closing date for applications is Friday 1 February 2019. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).


The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date and agree a procedure for short-listing candidates who will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview. This process will likely include soliciting references before a final shortlist is agreed. A final decision is expected to be made before the end of April 2019.


Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Máté Lengyel (, Dr. Guillaume Hennequin ( or Dr. Richard Turner (


Please quote reference NM17288 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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