[Comp-neuro] PhD Studentship in Computational Modelling of Mental Health

Wong-Lin, Kongfatt K.Wong-Lin at ulster.ac.uk
Fri Nov 25 17:42:52 CET 2011

PhD Studentship in Computational Modelling of Mental Health

University of Ulster - Intelligent Systems Research Centre (Faculty of Computing and Engineering) 

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship tenable in the Computational Neuroscience Team, Intelligent Systems Research Centre (Faculty of Computing and Engineering), Magee Campus, University of Ulster.

The planned programme of research relates to computational and systems neuroscience in the context of mental health. Specifically the research encompasses the development of computational models related to major depressive disorder (MDD), informed by experiment. The successful applicant will develop and evaluate multi-scale models of brain regions implicated in MDD, and attempt to relate model performance to observed behaviours in humans and animal. As such the project will require the successful candidate to develop skills in computational neuroscience and, to a lesser extent, aspects of biomedical sciences.

All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject, such as in computer science, electronics, physics, mathematics or neuroscience. Applicants must be highly motivated and willing to pursue research and develop skills across the disciplines of computing and biomedical sciences. Successful candidates will enrol as of January 2012, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise fees (Home and EU) and an annual stipend of £13,590 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9 December 2011

Interviews will be held late December 2011

Project title NeuroDep: Computational Modeling of Major Depressive Disorder

If you wish to discuss the specified research project or receive advice relating to the research in the area of computational neuroscience please contact Professor Martin McGinnity e: tm.mcginnity at ulster.ac.uk

Application materials may be obtained from:

Apply online www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline or application materials are available from:  Research Office, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA

t: (0) 28 701 24729, e: researchstudent at ulster.ac.uk or w: www.ulster.ac.uk/researchstudy




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