The Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics at the University of Barcelona invites applications for a PhD in Computational Neuroscience, in the context of a European Project aimed at the theoretical formalization of the neural dynamics of reward for decision-making.
The project involves a European consortium of universities and research institutions (Pompeu Fabra University, CNRS, University of Leuven, La Sapienza University), within the Human Brain Project.
We seek a strongly motivated candidate to develop neural and behavioural data analyses and computational models with a focus on system-level, large ensemble neuronal dynamics.
Candidates are expected to combine multi-electrode, multi-area neurophysiological data analyses, with sophisticated computational modelling of brain function, or alternatively, will use predominantly computational approaches to study how biologically realistic large-scale and recurrent neural network models simulate behavioural-level phenomena.
The Department of Mathematics & Informatics at the University of Barcelona offers a stimulating scientific environment, state of the art laboratory space and exceptional computational facilities ().
Barcelona is a vibrant cultural city, which offers a rich academic environment, with five major universities. Barcelona also hosts an active and dynamic community of systems and computational neuroscience (
She / he needs to show an exceptional track record in the field, including decision-making, neuro-physiological studies and computational approaches to the study of neural networks and the modelling of behaviour.
Acronym & Agreement Nº
COREDEM, HBP SGA3 Grant Agreement ID : 945539
HBP CEoI for SGA3 Data and models for studying the neural basis of cognition Proposal Template
Mathematics & Informatics
Gross salary per year
Motivation Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Two Reference Letters.
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Skills / Qualifications
The candidate needs to hold a MSc in computational neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science (or equivalent) and demonstrate significant research experience.
She / he needs to show an exceptional track record in the field and a sheer interest for the study of neural dynamics and the of human behaviour.