[Comp-neuro] Champalimaud Neuroscience Doctoral Programme 2013: Call for Applications

Alfonso Renart arenart73 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 10:50:49 CEST 2013


Applications from independent thinkers with curiosity, creativity and drive
are sought to join the International Neuroscience Doctoral Programme
(INDP). The INDP aims to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a
foundation to perform innovative and interdisciplinary work in basic or
applied neuroscience at an international level.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to tackle difficult
intellectual challenges, to learn new skills and ways of thinking and to
work passionately as part of a research team. Predoctoral training in
quantitative disciplines (e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science),
biological sciences (e.g. biology, medicine, bioengineering) or related
fields is important. Previous research experience is also desirable but not
required. Applicants should have a master degree and/or a 4+ year
undergraduate degree, or will be obtaining their degree by no later than
December 31, 2013.

The INDP is associated to the Champalimaud Neuroscience
Programme<http://neuro.fchampalimaud.org>(CNP), comprising fifteen
research groups with a focus on the neural
circuits and systems underlying mind and behaviour.

Before beginning research on a thesis project, admitted students will
complete one semester of intensive courses and will be able to perform
summer rotations in CNP laboratories. Courses are led by distinguished
local and invited international scientists. The topics of instruction
include molecular & cellular biology, ecology & evolution, neurophysiology
& neuroanatomy, learning & development, sensory & motor systems, and
computational & cognitive neuroscience, and all courses have a practical
component comprising exercises, small projects, and experimental work in
the INDP dedicated teaching laboratory. The overall format emphasizes
participation, team-work and informal interaction in both classroom and
laboratory.

The INDP is supported by funding from the Portuguese Science and Technology
Foundation (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, FCT) and the
Champalimaud Foundation. Full tuition and stipend to perform courses and
thesis work will be ensured for successful applicants of all nationalities
for a period of 4 years. English is the official language of the INDP.

*The application deadline is May 18st, 2013*. Further information on
eligibility, entrance requirements and application procedures is available
at

http://neuro.fchampalimaud.org/en/education/phd-programme-indp/

-- 

Alfonso Renart, PhD

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Av. Brasília s/n (Doca de Pedrouços)
1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
http://neuro.fchampalimaud.org/
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