[Comp-neuro] PhD position investigating connectivity and dynamics of large-scale brain networks

Steven Bressler bressler at fau.edu
Mon Jul 21 04:59:02 CEST 2008


PHD POSITION IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS & BRAIN SCIENCES
CENTER FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMS & BRAIN SCIENCES
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Applications are currently being accepted for interdisciplinary
PhD training under the joint mentorship of Drs. Steven Bressler
(http://www.ccs.fau.edu/~bressler) and Viktor Jirsa
(http://www.ccs.fau.edu/~jirsa). The program of training will
take a theoretical approach to the study of neural and cognitive
function.

The position will focus on understanding the connectivity and
dynamics of large-scale brain networks. It will emphasize:
* the construction of artificial brain networks based on known
anatomical connectivity
* the generation of simulated network time-series data
* functional connectivity and causality analysis of simulated
time-series data in relation to the analysis of LFP, MEG, and
fMRI time-series data

The program offers competitive, multi-year stipends and tuition
remission. Long-term research and training visits (up to six
months) in partner institutions in France are optional and
encouraged. 

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
* Quantitative training in physics, mathematics, computer
science, or related fields
* Programming experience (Matlab, C/C++, .)
* English speaking and writing skills

Previous experience in neuroscience is not required but would be
an advantage.

Interested students are encouraged to submit a CV, contact
details of two referees, and a short statement of research
interests to either Dr. Bressler (bressler at ccs.fau.edu) or Dr.
Jirsa (jirsa at ccs.fau.edu).

Please visit the Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences web
site at http://www.ccs.fau.edu/.

Committed to Equal Opportunities.

The Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences at Florida
Atlantic University is in Boca Raton, situated between West Palm
Beach and Fort Lauderdale, with easy access to the beautiful
beaches and rich cultural life of the Miami-Dade metropolitan
area.






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