[Comp-neuro] PhD position in Theoretical Neuroscience/Nonlinear Dynamics - Ile De France (Paris)

A. Torcini torcini at gmail.com
Sun Jul 2 09:57:20 CEST 2017

More details here:


Title of the PhD project: Exact Reduction of Multiscale Neural Dynamics

Goal: PhD grant without teaching duties, 3 years, fully funded, 1400
     (with teaching duties in french the salary can increase to 1600

When: starting from 1st October 2017

Dynamics of neural networks; Mean field analysis; Microscopic and Macroscopic
statistical analysis; Linear and nonlinear instabilities; Lyapunov exponents


The candidate will be based at the Universite' de Cergy-Pontoise,
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modélisation in Cergy-Pontoise,
Ile de France (France)
under the supervision of Prof Alessandro Torcini and with the
co-supervision of Dr. E. Montbrió
at the Center for Brain and Cognition,  Pompeu Fabra University
(Barcelona, Spain).

Required titles/skills:

-    Master Title (M2) in Theoretical Physics or in Appled Mathematics
or in related subjects

-    Strong knowlegde of statistical mechanics, nonlinear dynamics,
applied mathematics

-    Strong ability to program in Fortran or in C language

-    Knowledge in computational neuroscience

-    Interest for multidisciplinary research

-    Ability to turn smoothly autonomous, once the road has been set

-    Programming with Matlab and/or Python

-  French is not a requirement if fluent in English, but willingness
to learn would be beneficial

How to apply and more details can be downloaded here:



The project is funded by the Initiative of Excellence Paris Seine, within the
programme of the French Government "Investissemensts d'Avenir "

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