[Comp-neuro] PhD opportunities in Computational Neuroscience

Claudia Clopath c.clopath at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Oct 7 20:16:53 CEST 2015

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 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.

-----------------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.
Candidates should be EU nationals.

----------------- 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, is in the top 10 worldwide, and is located in the
city centre of London.
More information can be found at:

----------------- How to apply:-----------------
Candidates should send a single pdf file, consisting of a 1-page motivation
letter, CV (mentioning that they are EU nationals) to
clopathlab.imperial at gmail.com, with the subject containing 'PHD2016'. In
addition, candidates should organize two letters of references to be sent
to clopathlab.imperial at gmail.com. The application *deadline is **Oct 25th*
(both for the application as well as for the two letters of references).
Skype Interviews will be held on the Oct 29th.

----------------- Funding:-----------------
The candidate will apply to an Imperial College PhD scholarship. Deadline
for funding application is on Nov 12. More information can be found at:
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