PhD Studentship in Computational Neuroscience
Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
hace 4 días
source : Euraxess

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 (

Responsibilities

  • The appointed candidate will be expected to carry out outstanding research, be proficient in the analysis of neural data, construct computational models, write scientific manuscripts and present at conferences.
  • The candidate will closely collaborate with researchers in the group at the Faculty of Mathematics & Informatics, University of Barcelona, and at the Center for Brain & Cognition at the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • The working language is English. The University organizes courses to facilitate the study of the local languages.
  • Requirements

  • The candidate needs to hold a MSc in computational neuroscience (or equivalent) and demonstrate significant research experience.
  • 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.

  • We will prioritize candidates with a solid research track record and excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • The ability and interest of the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary team (mathematicians, biologists, engineers, bio-informaticians and clinicians) is mandatory.
  • Financial support is provided by the European Commission in the context of the Human Brain Project.
  • Acronym & Agreement Nº

    COREDEM, HBP SGA3 Grant Agreement ID : 945539

    Project title

    HBP CEoI for SGA3 Data and models for studying the neural basis of cognition Proposal Template

    Department

    Mathematics & Informatics

    Gross salary per year

    Required documents

    Motivation Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Two Reference Letters.

    Send your application to :

    Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Computer science : Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES ENGLISH : Excellent
  • 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.

  • We will prioritize candidates with a solid research track record and excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • The ability and interest of the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary team (mathematicians, biologists, engineers, bio-informaticians and clinicians) is mandatory.
  • Financial support is provided by the European Commission in the context of the Human Brain Project.
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