[Comp-neuro] Call for applications: Graduate Programs Computational Neuroscience in Berlin

Vanessa Casagrande vanessa.casagrande at bccn-berlin.de
Wed Nov 16 15:49:01 CET 2011

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Doctoral Program "Sensory Computation in Neural Systems" and Master's
Program "Computational Neuroscience" in Berlin, Germany

Application deadline March 15th, 2012
Begin of Courses: October 2012

*Doctoral Program*

The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin and the TU
Berlin invite applications for *7 fellowships* of the Research Training
Group "Sensory Computation in Neural Systems" (GRK 1589/1).

Doctoral candidates will develop computational methods for the study of
sensory computation, focusing on time and dynamics, and apply these in
experiments by combining techniques and concepts from computational
neuroscience, cognitive science, machine learning, and systems

The training group offers a structured supervision complemented by a
teaching and training program. Each student will be supervised by two
investigators with complementary expertise and will be associated with
the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin
(http://www.bccn-berlin.de/) a leading research center dedicated to the
theoretical study of neural processing.

Candidates are expected to hold a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a
relevant subject (e.g., neuroscience, cognitive science, computer
science, physics, etc.) and have the required advanced mathematical

Candidates selected in the first application step will be invited for
lab visits and an interview, expected to take place in June 2012. The
fellowships of 1468 €/month (with additional children
allowances if applicable) will be granted for up to three years.

*Master's Program*

The Master's program offers ten places per year, has a duration of 2
years and is fully taught in English. The curriculum is subdivided into
ten modules, whose content includes theoretical neuroscience, advanced
programming, data acquisition and computational analysis, machine
learning, and modeling of experimental data, with a strong focus on a
complementary theoretical and experimental training. Three lab rotations
and a Master's thesis are accomplished in the second year. The aim of
the program is to grant the students an interdisciplinary education and
an early contact to the neurocomputational research environment.

Requirements: BSc or equivalent degree, (typically in the natural
sciences, in an engineering discipline, in cognitive science, or in
mathematics), certificate of English proficiency, proof of sufficient
mathematical knowledge (i.e. at least 24 ECTS credit points).

For further information concerning the graduate programs and the
application procedure, see
or e-mail
graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de .

With best regards,

Vanessa Casagrande


Dr. Vanessa Casagrande
Teaching Coordinator

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin	
Philippstr. 13 Haus 6
10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 (0)30 2093 6773
Fax +49 (0)30 2093 6771

GRK 1589/1
Sensory Computation in Neural Systems
Technische Universität Berlin
Sekretariat FR 2-1
Franklinstr. 28/29
10587 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 (0)30 314 72006
Fax +49 (0)30 314 73121

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