[Comp-neuro] Ph.D. position in computational neuroscience at GSU

Rob Clewley rclewley at gsu.edu
Sat Oct 11 03:22:27 CEST 2008

Ph.D. position in computational neuroscience at Georgia State
University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Atlanta.
Earliest starting date: January 2009.

A new Ph.D. position in computational modeling and applied mathematics
is being funded by the NSF through the Emerging Models and
Technologies program (www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08517/nsf08517.htm), as
a grant awarded in the area of Biological Systems Science and
Engineering (BSSE). The Ph.D. student will work in diverse topics
associated with "complexity" in the life sciences, and will explore
the impact of computer-assisted data-driven modeling on understanding
of complex biophysical processes. The student will be trained in a
variety of techniques and have the opportunity to attend national
conferences. Georgia State University has a strong commitment to
computational neuroscience, and has an active community involved in
collaborative work between mathematics, physics, computer science and
neuroscience which extends to colleagues at Emory University and
Georgia Institute of Technology.

The project draws on a wide set of academic backgrounds, including
mathematics, computer science, biology, neuroscience, and physics. A
successful applicant will be highly motivated and have demonstrated
interests across more than one of these academic areas, but must be
strong in applied mathematics. Applicants must meet the basic
requirements of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, as described at
www2.gsu.edu/~wwwmat/students/grad/ph_d.html, and will be expected to
follow the Bioinformatics concentration. Previous experience in
applied mathematics research and scientific programming is desirable.

The application should include a statement of research interest, CV,
recent GRE scores and a transcript. Applicants from non-English
speaking countries must achieve a satisfactory score on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If available, also include a
copy of the Master thesis, published articles or similar relevant
materials. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under
separate cover. The Ph.D. position is for three years, but may be
extended to a maximum of five years, and will include teaching
assistant duties at a level of at most 20%. Stipend will be $18k-$22k
depending on qualifications. Application details and materials can be
found at http://www.cas.gsu.edu/grad_admission.html

Further information about the department is available at
www2.gsu.edu/~wwwmat/index.html. The abstract for the project is
available at http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0829742,
and informal inquiries can be sent to rclewley[AT]gsu[DOT]edu.

Robert H. Clewley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
and Neuroscience Institute
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


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