[Comp-neuro] 3 years PhD-candidate fellowship
michele at tnb.ua.ac.be
Fri Aug 21 12:05:25 CEST 2009
a 3 years PhD-candidate fellowship is available immediately at the Dept.
of Biomedical Sciences, laboratory of Theoretical Neurobiology,
University of Antwerp (Belgium) in the context of the Marie Curie
Initial Training Network "Cerebellar-Cortical Control: Cells, Circuits,
Computation, and Clinic".
I am seeking a talented and enthusiastic PhD international candidate
with a strong background in physics, engineering, or life sciences and
with some knowledge of neuroscience. On the grounds set by previous
works (ref. Cereb Cortex, 2008; J Neurosci 2007; Biol Cybern 2009), the
project will involve the use of in vivo noisy stimulation paradigms to
probe the responsiveness of individual cerebellar neurons, aiming at an
efficient description of the neurons’ input-output relationship.
Multi-electrode silicon probe recordings will be simultaneously employed
to unveil correlated firing between various cerebello-cortical cell types.
Previous experience / exposure to cellular neurophysiology and in vivo
electrophysiology is a strong plus. Basic mathematical skills and good
programming experience are very strong advantages, as is general
computer and electronic proficiency. The laboratory is located in
Antwerp, home town of the painter Rubens, 2nd city in Belgium, and
receptacle of monuments, museums and churches. It is the 2nd largest
harbour in Europe and the world’s top centre for diamond processing.
Only ~3h away from London or Koln, and 2h from Paris or Amsterdam by
train, and also served by Brussel airport, Antwerp is located at the
center of Europe.
Applications including a CV, a letter of reference and a 500 words
description of the applicant’s motivation, should be sent electronically
to michele.giugliano_AT_ua.ac.be until December 2nd, 2009 (mass-emails
will be trashed). Any inquiries should be addressed at Prof. Michele
Giugliano at michele.giugliano_AT_ua.ac.be.
Michele Giugliano, PhD
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
University of Antwerp
Campus Drie Eiken (CDE) - D.T.532
B-2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)
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