[Comp-neuro] PhD student position (Claudia Clopath)

Claudia Clopath cc3450 at columbia.edu
Thu Jun 6 23:38:42 CEST 2013

Opening for a PhD student position in computational neuroscience.

Computational Neuroscience Laboratory
Headed by Dr. Claudia Clopath
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London

The Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, headed by Dr. Claudia Clopath,
is looking for a talented PhD student, interested in working in the field
of computational neuroscience, specifically addressing questions of
learning and memory. The PhD position is fully funded, and will start in
the autumn 2013 (date is flexible). The perfect candidate has a strong
mathematical, physical or engineering background (or equivalent), and a
keen interest in biological and neural systems. Demonstrated programming
skills are a plus. This position is restricted to EU citizens. More
information can be found at:

-----------------Research topic:-----------------
Learning and memory are among the most fascinating topic of neuroscience,
yet our understanding of it is only at the beginning. Learning is thought
to change the connections between the neurons in the brain, a process
called synaptic plasticity. Using mathematical and computational tools, it
is possible to model synaptic plasticity across different time scales,
which helps understand how different types of memory are formed. The PhD
candidate will be working to build those models of synaptic plasticity, and
study the functional role of synaptic plasticity in artificial neural
networks. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with experimental
laboratories, which study connectivity changes and behavioural learning.

----------------- The lab:-----------------
The Computational Neuroscience Laboratory is very young and dynamic, and
publishes in prestigious journals, such as Nature and Science. It is part
of the Department of Bioengineering, which conducts state-of-the-art
multidisciplinary research in biomechanics, neuroscience and
neurotechnology. The lab is at Imperial College London, the 3rd ranked
university in Europe, and is located in the city centre of London.

----------------- How to apply:-----------------
Candidates should send a single pdf file, consisting of a 1-page motivation
letter, CV, and names and contact information of two references, to
clopathlab.imperial at gmail.com, with the subject containing 'PHD2013'.
 Applications received by July 5th will be given full consideration.
However, the position remains open until filled.
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