[Comp-neuro] PhD Studentships in Computational Neuroscience,
Neural Networks and Systems Biology
v.steuber at herts.ac.uk
Wed Nov 4 13:28:50 CET 2009
PhD Studentships in Computational Neuroscience, Neural Networks and
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
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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