[Comp-neuro] PhD studentship in Computational Neuroscience at University of Sussex

Thomas Nowotny T.Nowotny at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Apr 24 16:45:21 CEST 2015

A PhD studentship in Computational Neuroscience for 3 years is available in the group of Prof Thomas Nowotny from September 2015. The studentship forms part of a new research project on olfactory sensing financed by the Human Frontiers Science Program. The work in the project is designed to investigate how animals can use fine temporal information in odour stimuli to recognise “odour objects”, i.e. meaningful combinations of chemicals that indicate the presence of a behaviourally relevant odour.
The project involves research groups from Germany, Japan, the USA, and the UK, working in areas ranging from electrophysiology to computational modelling and robotics.
The studentship in Sussex will be focused on data analysis and computational modelling of brain networks. We are looking for a talented student with an interest in computational work. Applicants from all disciplines are welcome but essential skills are the ability to program, mathematical skills, e.g. to be able to learn dynamical systems analysis, and creative scientific thinking.
The bulk of the work will be carried out on the beautiful Falmer campus of the University of Sussex at the outskirts of the lively South Coast town of Brighton. As part of the project you will travel to the project partners worldwide.
The studentship covers a stipend (Currently £13,863 annually, tax free) and fees at the level of UK/EU citizens.

Application: Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex:
Please include a brief statement of your scientific interests and skills/experience in the mandatory “research proposal”, including how you would imagine your role in the HFSP project (max 2 pages) and include a full CV. Indicate Prof Nowotny as your preferred advisor and mention the HFSP project.

When you apply, please send a copy of your application documents to t.nowotny at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:t.nowotny at sussex.ac.uk>
Do not hesitate to get in touch at this address for any informal enquiries.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but candidates applying before 15 June can be sure to be considered.

Prof. Thomas Nowotny
CCNR, Sussex Neuroscience                   Phone: +44-1273-678593
Engineering and Informatics                  Fax:   +44-1273-877873
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QJ http://sussex.ac.uk/informatics/tnowotny

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