[Comp-neuro] [Call for applications] *Graduate Programs ín Computational Neuroscience* in Berlin; MSc and PhD; 7 PhD scholarships; *Three weeks until deadline*

Robert Martin graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de
Sun Feb 22 22:43:18 CET 2015

[Apologies for cross-posting]

*Doctoral* and *Master Program* "Computational Neuroscience"
at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin
in Berlin, Germany

Application deadline: *March 15, 2015*
Begin of courses: October 2015
Internet: www.computational-neuroscience-berlin.de

_Doctoral Program_

The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin and the TU 
Berlin invite applications for *7 fellowships* of the Research Training 
Group "Sensory Computation in Neural Systems" (GRK 1589/2, 

The *scientific program* of the research training group combines 
techniques and concepts from machine learning, computational 
neuroscience, and systems neurobiology in order to specifically address 
sensory computation. Doctoral candidates will work on interdisciplinary 
projects investigating the mechanisms of neural computation, address the 
processes underlying perception on different scales and different levels 
of abstraction, and develop new theories of computation hand in hand 
with well-controlled experiments in order to put functional hypotheses 
to the test.

The training group offers structured supervision complemented by a 
teaching and training program. Each student will be supervised by two 
investigators with complementary expertise and will be associated with 
the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin 
(https://www.bccn-berlin.de/) a leading research center dedicated to the 
theoretical study of neural processing.

Candidates are expected to hold a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a 
relevant subject (e.g., neuroscience, cognitive science, computer 
science, physics, mathematics, etc.) and have the required advanced 
mathematical background.

Candidates selected in the first application step will be invited for 
lab visits and an interview, expected to take place in June 2015. The 
*fellowships of 1468 €/month* - with additional children allowances if 
applicable---will be granted for up to three years.

_Master's Program_

The tuition-free Master program in Computational Neuroscience offers *15 
places* per year, has a duration of 2 years and is fully taught in English.

The *curriculum* is subdivided into ten modules, whose content includes 
theoretical neuroscience, programming, machine learning, cognitive 
neuroscience, acquisition, modelling, and computational analysis of 
neural data, with a strong focus on a complementary theoretical and 
experimental training. Three lab rotations and a Master's thesis are 
accomplished in the second year. The aim of the program is to provide 
the students with an interdisciplinary education and an early contact to 
the neurocomputational research environment.

*Requirements* BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant subject (typically 
in the natural sciences, in an engineering discipline, in cognitive 
science, or in mathematics), certificate of English proficiency, proof 
of sufficient mathematical knowledge (at least 24 ECTS credit points).


_For more information_ ...

... see:

... or e-mail:
graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de .

Best regards,

Robert Martin


Robert Martin, PhD
Teaching Coordinator

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Philippstr. 13 House 6; 10115 Berlin; Germany
Phone/Fax +49 (0)30 2093 6773/6771

GRK 1589/1, Sensory Computation in Neural Systems
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Sekretariat MAR 5-6; Marchstr. 23; 10587 Berlin
Phone/Fax +49 (0)30 314 72006/73121

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