[Comp-neuro] PHD POSITION IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS & BRAIN SCIENCES

Steven Bressler bressler at fau.edu
Fri Dec 18 22:20:19 CET 2009


  

PHD POSITION IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS & BRAIN SCIENCES

CENTER FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMS & BRAIN SCIENCES

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

 

 Applications are currently being accepted for interdisciplinary
training in the PhD Program in Complex Systems and Brain
Sciences at FAU, under the joint mentorship of Drs. Steven
Bressler (http://www.ccs.fau.edu/~bressler) and Vaibhav Diwadkar
(http://brain.wayne.edu/Vaibhav/vaibhav.htm). The program of
training will take a quantitative approach to the study of
neural and cognitive function, with emphasis on normal and
impaired development of large-scale brain networks through
childhood and adolescence.

 

The position will focus on understanding the development of
connectivity and dynamics of large-scale brain networks
underlying memory, attention and affect in healthy children and
adolescents, and in populations with impaired neurodevelopment.
It will emphasize:

 

* Investigation of the integration of structural and functional
connectivity of large-scale brain networks through development.

* Application of causality analysis to fMRI BOLD time-series
data from both control subjects and adolescents at risk for
psychiatric disorders. The goal is to study the development of
cortico-limbic structures underlying fundamental processes of
attention, memory, and affect, and its progressive disruption in
populations with impaired neurodevelopment. 

 

The program offers competitive, multi-year stipends and tuition
remission.

 

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

* Prior training in neuroscience and experimental psychology

* Programming experience (Matlab, C/C++, Python)

* English speaking and writing skills

 

Interested students are encouraged to submit a CV, contact
details of two referees, and a short statement of research
interests to Dr. Bressler (bressler at ccs.fau.edu). Please visit
the Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences web site at
http://www.ccs.fau.edu for more information.

 

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.

 

Committed to Equal Opportunities.

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