[Comp-neuro] PhD Position Available

Steven Bressler bressler at fau.edu
Fri Feb 27 00:32:53 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
PhD training under the joint mentorship of Drs. Steven Bressler
(http://www.ccs.fau.edu/~bressler) and Viktor Jirsa
(http://www.ism.univmed.fr:16080/spip.php?rubrique35&lang=en).
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. An International Program in Theoretical Neurosciences
established between Florida Atlantic University and the Movement
Science Institute in Marseille, France, allows for the
possibility of long-term research and training visits (up to six
months) in the partner institution in France.

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 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.
Note: the application deadline has been extended.

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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