[Comp-neuro] Fully funded PhD position in Computational models of cortical sensory processing at IIT (Italy)

Stefano Panzeri stefano.panzeri at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 17:51:53 CEST 2016


We are seeking candidates for a PhD position at the Italian Institute of
Technology’s Neural Coding Laboratory (
https://www.iit.it/lines/neural-computation ) directed by Stefano Panzeri
and located in Rovereto (Trento), Italy. IIT collaborates with Università
degli studi di Trento and finances these positions at the PhD course in
Cognitive and Brain Sciences.


*Interested candidates are invited to informally approach as soon as
possible Prof. Stefano Panzeri (*stefano.panzeri at iit.it*) by emailing their
CV and briefly explaining their interest in this position. In order to
formally apply to the PhD Position, candidates will then need to refer to
the call published by Università degli Studi di Trento and available at the
following link*:
http://web.unitn.it/en/drcimec/10140/admission-doctoral-school-cognitive-and-brain-sciences

*Deadline for formal application is 10 may 2016*
Topic description: This project will develop neural network models to
investigate the mechanisms by which neural circuits encode and transmit
information about the sensory environment. In particular, the successful
candidate will model the role of specific classes of excitatory and
inhibitory neurons in shaping cortical information processing. The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with the
collaborating IIT laboratory of Dr Tommaso Fellin, that performs
neurophysiological and optogenetic experiments to test the model
predictions. The applicant should have a strong background in numerate
sciences, and have a propensity for interdisciplinary research. No
extensive previous experience in neuroscience is needed. However, a keen
interest in understanding the brain is essential.
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