[Comp-neuro] PhD position, spike train analysis, University of Plymouth, UK

Roman Borisyuk R.Borisyuk at plymouth.ac.uk
Fri Mar 23 12:24:02 CET 2007

Applications are invited for 3 year PhD studentship in the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Plymouth, UK, starting from the 1st of October 2007. The studentship will cover a stipend of £12,300 per year and tuition fees at the home rate, overseas candidates will be liable for the difference between 'home student fees' and 'foreign student fees'.

PhD student will participate in development of new mathematical and statistical methods, and numerical algorithms and software for analysing multiple spike trains. 

The studentship is funded as a part of CARMEN project grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). CARMEN (Code Analysis, Repository and Modelling for e-Neuroscience) is a neuroinformatics project coordinated by the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University (www.ncl.ac.uk/ion/) which brings together a consortium of 19 investigators from 11 UK Universities with expertise in experimental neuroscience, computing science and statistical data analysis. Some information on CARMEN may be found at http://bioinf.ncl.ac.uk/carmen/index.php/Main_Page.

Applicants must normally hold a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification, or a masters degree, in an appropriate discipline (maths, statistics, computer science, physics, engineering), and have a strong interest in studying information processing in the brain and experimental data analysis. Knowledge/experience in Neuroscience and good programming skills will be an advantage.

Requests for further particulars and informal enquires may be made to Prof Roman Borisyuk (roman.borisyuk at plymouth.ac.uk ).

General information about applying for a research degree at the University of Plymouth and application forms are available at http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pghowtoapply or by contacting Ann Treeby (ann.treeby at plymouth.ac.uk ). 

Applications should be sent direct to Mrs Ann Treeby (ann.treeby at plymouth.ac.uk ) Research Admin Assistant, Faculty of Science, University of Plymouth, PL4  8AA.  

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