[Comp-neuro] PHD fellowship in Brain Dynamics

Federico Frascoli ffrascoli at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 01:54:38 CEST 2010

PhD in Brain Dynamics

We are currently looking for one PhD student to join the Brain
Dynamics group at the Brain Sciences Institute in Melbourne by early
2011. The subject of the proposed research will be the neurophysics of
the mammalian electroencephalogram (EEG), using a mean-field approach
for modelling electrocortical activity. The candidate can choose among
theoretical projects in computational neuroscience concerning
simulation of epileptic seizures and anesthetic induction.

Interested applicants should have a strong background in any of the
following disciplines: theoretical physics, mathematics, biomedical or
electrical engineering, quantitative biology. A first class honours
degree or equivalent is expected. Proficiency in any of the following:
C, Fortran, Python, Matlab, Octave, Matcont, Auto, R, Mathematica,
XPPAUT will be an advantage.

The Brain Dynamics group is part of the Brain Sciences Institute, a
vibrant, multi-disciplinary team of researchers whose expertise spans
several different fields that include physics, psychology,
psychophysiology, biophysics and the neurosciences.

The group is also involved in active collaborations with scientific
institutions and universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, U.K.,
U.S. and Italy. The candidate will be encouraged to profit from these
collaborations and spend time overseas during his/her candidature.

A range of scholarships for national and international students are
available, with up to AU$23,000 per year for three and a half years,

The deadline for applications is the 31st October 2010.

More details on the application process can be found at
International students are required to sit an IELTS test (or
equivalent, e.g. TOEFL) with an average band score of at least 6.5,
with no band less than 6.0. Swinburne also strongly encourages
minorities and women to apply.

Interested applicants should email Dr. Federico Frascoli at
ffrascoli(at)swin.edu.au, including a brief cv, to discuss the
projects in details.

Dr. Federico Frascoli
Brain Dynamics
Brain Sciences Institute
400 Burwood Road
Hawthorn 3122

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