[Comp-neuro] PhD position available at the University of Genova

Paolo Massobrio paolo.massobrio at unige.it
Tue Aug 27 15:53:12 CEST 2013


We are seeking highly motivated candidates for a PhD position (3 years) at
the Neuroengineering and Bio-Nano Technology Group (NBT
<http://www.nbtunige.it/> ), University of Genova <http://www.unige.it/> ,
Genova, ITALY. 

 

The successful candidate will be involved in a research project focused on
the study of the computational properties of cortical assemblies coupled to
micro-electrode arrays.

In particular, the candidate will be involved in a research theme regarding
how information is represented in neuronal activity. The nature of
representation depend on the structure of the neuronal networks in terms of
connectivity, size and topology. In this 3-years research project, we
propose to develop a systematic and controlled experimental and theoretical
analysis to focus on a specific question strictly related to the issue of
information representation: the interplay between structure and dynamics.
For that aim, we will use in vitro models constituted by patterned neuronal
networks coupled to innovative high-density devices and theoretical network
models and simulations to support and complement the experimental works.

 

Candidates must have a master degree (or equivalent) in physics,
engineering, mathematics or a related field. Essential skills comprise
Matlab and/or C++/C# programming. Experience in computational neuroscience
and/or electrophysiology is a plus.

 

Our labs are located in Genova
<http://www.turismo.comune.genova.it/spip.php?lang=en> , a small beautiful
town in northern Italy, both from historical (its historical center is the
largest of Europe) and naturalistic point of view (sea and mountains coexist
creating a unique landscape). Genova is only 1.30h away from Milan by train
and connected by plane to Rome (1.00h), London (2h) and Paris (1.30h).

 

Deadline for submitting the application is September 10th 2013.

If you are interested, please send your CV, the name and contact details of
one reference, a description of your personal qualifications and research
interests to:

 

Dr. Paolo Massobrio

e-mail: paolo.massobrio at unige.it

Tel: +39-010-3532761

 

Prof. Sergio Martinoia

e-mail: sergio.martinoia at unige.it

Tel: +39-010-3532251

 

Best regards

 

Paolo

_________________________________________________
Paolo Massobrio, PhD
Neuroengineering and Bio-Nano Technology - NBT - Lab
Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering -
DIBRIS
University of Genova
Via Opera Pia 11A, 16145, GENOVA, ITALY
Phone: +39-010-3532761
Fax: +39-010-3532764
URL:  <http://www.dibris.unige.it/> www.dibris.unige.it; 
         <http://www.nbtunige.it> www.nbtunige.it
         <http://sites.google.com/site/paolomassobrio/>
http://sites.google.com/site/paolomassobrio/
E-mail:  <mailto:paolo.massobrio at unige.it> paolo.massobrio at unige.it

 

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