[Comp-neuro] 3 years PhD-candidate fellowship

Michele Giugliano michele at tnb.ua.ac.be
Fri Aug 21 12:05:25 CEST 2009

Dear All,

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
Universiteitsplein 1
B-2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)

email: michele.giugliano_AT_ua.ac.be
url: http://www.ua.ac.be/michele.giugliano

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