[Comp-neuro] PhD and MSc Opportunities in Computational Neuroscience and Neuroimaging at the University of Toronto

John Griffiths j.davidgriffiths at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 15:42:54 CET 2020

The Whole Brain Modelling Group (PI Dr. John Griffiths; www.grifflab.com)
at the CAMH Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics (
www.krembilneuroinformatics.ca) and University of Toronto is looking for
PhD and MSc students with a strong background in computational neuroscience
and/or neuroimaging.

The focus of the Group’s work is computational models of large-scale brain
activity, with particular emphases on neural dynamics as measured by M/EEG
and fMRI, oscillations, brain stimulation (TMS, TDCS), neural plasticity,
and macro-connectomics.

The student shall conduct research in one or more of these areas. They will
have the opportunity to shape the details of the project based on their
specific interests, as well as to contribute to other ongoing projects on a
range of topics, including: neuroinformatics of whole-brain modelling,
mapping and modelling anatomical connectivity and microstructure with DWI
in relation to ageing and stroke, and multi-scale modelling of the
thalamocortical system in relation to sleep, pharmacological
neuromodulation, and neuropsychiatric disease.

The successful candidate should have, minimally, an undergraduate degree in
neuroscience, engineering, physics, mathematics, psychology, or related
area, and a demonstrable track record of research experience and interest
in computational neuroscience and/or neuroimaging. Expertise in one or more
modern scientific computing programming language (Python, Matlab, Julia, R,
C++) is essential. The candidate should also have familiarity with one or
both of: i) neuroimaging data analysis (s/d/fMRI and/or M/EEG), and ii)
computational modelling using numerical simulations (particularly modelling
of neural population activity with mean-field/neural mass/neural field
techniques, either with custom implementations or with tools such as The
Virtual Brain Platform or Dynamic Causal Modelling).

Full details of the position and application instructions can be found at

For informal inquiries, please email Dr. John Griffiths at
john.griffiths at camh.ca with the title “PhD in Whole Brain Modelling” in the
subject line

( Note: students interested in a September 2020 start at the University of
Toronto should get in touch immediately to leave time for approaching
application deadlines )


Dr. John D. Griffiths

Independent Scientist @ Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, CAMH, Toronto

Assistant Professor @ Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

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