<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><br><br><div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Fully funded PhD Position at IIT -
Computational approaches to study the neural code</span></b><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></b></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">I am are seeking candidates for a fully
funded PhD position at the Italian Institute of Technology’s in the lab
directed by Stefano Panzeri ( </span><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="https://www.iit.it/people/stefano-panzeri" style="color:blue" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">https://www.iit.it/people/stefano-panzeri</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> ). IIT collaborates with University of Bologna and
finances the positions at the PhD course in Data Science and Computation. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="m_6304262520908548468gmail-MsoBodyText" style="text-align:justify;margin:0cm 0cm 6pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Although formally
enrolled at the University of Bologna, the successful candidate will have the
opportunity to conduct research either at the IIT center in Rovereto (Italy),
or at the IIT headquarters in Genova, (Italy).</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">The PhD project can focus on any of the
research topics about neural information processing that are of interest to both
the candidate and my lab, including: developing mathematical analysis methods
and neural network models for studying large scale neural population coding
during cognitive tasks, for studying the neural bases of sensory perception and
decision making, for linking functional to anatomical connectivity with
cellular resolution at the neural population level, and for determining the
best theoretical framework to combine recording of neural activity (calcium
imaging, electrophysiology, EEG) and intervention on it (optogenetics, TMS).</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">My computational neuroscience lab has
developed long-term collaboration with many experimental laboratories including
Christopher Harvey and Wei Lee (Harvard Medical School), Nikos Logothetis
(Tuebingen), Tommaso Fellin (IIT), Mathew Diamond and Davide Zoccolan (SISSA),
Alex Thiele (Newcastle), Cristina Becchio (IIT) and others. The PhD project
will likely involve collaborations with one or more experimental lab. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">For recent representative publications
please see:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">van Vugt B, et al, (2018) Science: in
press. DOI: 10.1126/science.aar7186</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Zaldivar, D., et al, (2018) Current Biology
28: 224-235</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Runyan C. A., et al (2017) Nature: 548:
92-96 </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Panzeri, S, et al (2017) Neuron 93:
491-507</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Safaai, H. et al (2015) Proc. Natl.
Acad. Sci. USA 112(41): 12834–12839</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Fasoli, D. et al (2016) PLoS
Computational Biology, 12(8): e1004992.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Panzeri, S., et al  (2015) Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19:
162-172</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Einevoll, G., et al (2013) Nature
Reviews Neuroscience, 14, 770-785</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">The ideal candidate should have a strong
background in numerate sciences, and have a strong propensity for interdisciplinary
research. No extensive previous experience in neuroscience is needed. However,
a keen interest in understanding the brain is essential.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 7.5pt;text-align:justify;line-height:15pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">The deadline for the
formal application is set to <u>May 15th<sup>st</sup> 2019</u>, but interested
candidates are invited me to contact me informally by email (</span><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="mailto:stefano.panzeri@iit.it" style="color:blue" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(17,85,204)">stefano.panzeri@iit.it</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">) <u>as soon as possible,</u> and no later than May 8th
2019, by attaching their CV and briefly explaining their interest in this
position, to initiate discussion about potential PhD projects of interest. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 7.5pt;text-align:justify;line-height:15pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">In order to formally apply to the PhD
Position, candidates will then need to refer to the call published by
Università degli Studi di Bologna (</span><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2019-2020/data-science-and-computation" style="color:blue" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2019-2020/data-science-and-computation</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">). The PhD position available for projects under my
supervision is one of those financed by IIT. Candidates that are wishing to
apply will be able to rely on my advice and feedback to understand how to
complete the application.   </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 7.5pt;text-align:justify;line-height:15pt;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Stefano Panzeri</span></p>

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