[Comp-neuro] PhD Studentships in Computational Neuroscience, Neural Networks and Systems Biology

Volker Steuber v.steuber at herts.ac.uk
Wed Nov 4 13:28:50 CET 2009


PhD Studentships in Computational Neuroscience, Neural Networks and 
Systems Biology

Science and Technology Research Institute
University of Hertfordshire

Applications are invited for PhD studentships in the Biological and 
Neural Computation Group at the Science and Technology Research 
Institute at the University of Hertfordshire. Possible projects include:

- Applications of Neural Networks and Other Machine Learning Techniques
- Associative Memory in Biologically Detailed Models of Neural Networks
- Computational Models of Intracellular Signalling in Neurons

More details about our research can be found in recent publications:

Rothman J, Cathala L, Steuber V, Silver RA (2009). Nature 457, 1015-1018.

Moss GP, Sun Y, Prapopoulou M, Davey N, Adams R, Pugh WJ, Brown MB 
(2009). J Pharm Pharmacol 61, 1147-53.

Chen W, Maex R, Adams R, Calcraft L, Steuber V, Davey N (2009). Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science 5495, 42-51.

Maex R, Steuber V (2009). Neural Networks 22, 1005-1112.

De Schutter E, Steuber V (2009). Neuroscience 162, 816-26.

Applicants should have excellent computational and numerical skills and 
a good first degree in maths, computer science, physics, neuroscience, 
biology or a related discipline. Previous experience in neuroscience is 
not required but would be an advantage. Successful candidates will 
receive a £13,290 per annum bursary plus the payment of the standard UK 
student fees.

Research in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire has been 
recognized as excellent by the latest Research Assessment Exercise, with 
55% of the research submitted being rated as world leading or 
internationally excellent. The Science and Technology Research Institute 
provides a very stimulating environment, offering a large number of 
specialized and interdisciplinary seminars as well as general training 
opportunities. The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, 
just north of London.

For informal inquiries contact Dr Neil Davey (n.davey at herts.ac.uk) or Dr 
Volker Steuber (v.steuber at herts.ac.uk). Further information and an 
application form can be obtained from Mrs Lorraine Nicholls, Research 
Student Administrator, STRI, Faculty of Engineering and Information 
Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, 
AL10 9AB, Tel: 01707 286083, email: l.nicholls at herts.ac.uk. The 
short-listing process will begin on 20 November 2009. Interviews will be 
held in the second week in December.


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