<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US">Fully
funded PhD Position at IIT - Computational approaches to study the neural code
for somatosensation. </span></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">I am are
seeking candidates for a fully funded PhD position at the Italian Institute of
Technology’s in my lab ( <a href="https://www.iit.it/people/stefano-panzeri">https://www.iit.it/people/stefano-panzeri</a>
). IIT collaborates with SISSA and finances the positions at the PhD course at
SISSA from the EU Marie Curie Training Network Neutouch (<a href="http://www.neutouch.eu">www.neutouch.eu</a>).</span></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">Although
formally to be enrolled at SISSA, the successful candidate will conduct
research in my laboratory at the IIT headquarters in Genova, Italy.</span></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">The PhD
project can focus on any of the research topics about somatosensory neural
information processing that are of interest to  the candidate, to my lab and
to the Training Network (<a href="http://www.neutouch.eu">www.neutouch.eu</a>), including: developing
mathematical analysis methods and neural network models for studying neural
population coding of somatosensory signals, for studying the neural bases of
sensory perception and decision making, and for designing somatosensory
neuro-inspired artificial sensors.</span></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">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 required. However, a keen interest in understanding
the brain is essential.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12pt">The position
is open immediately and will close when a suitable candidate is found. Interested
candidates are invited  to contact me informally by email (<a href="mailto:stefano.panzeri@iit.it">stefano.panzeri@iit.it</a>)
as soon as possible, by attaching their CV and briefly explaining their
interest in this position, to initiate discussions about potential PhD projects
of interest.</span></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">For recent
representative publications from my lab, please see:</span></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">van Vugt B,
et al, (2018) <i>Science</i> 360, 537-542</span></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">Zaldivar,
D., et al, (2018) <i>Current Biology</i> 28:
224-235</span></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">Runyan C.
A., et al (2017) <i>Nature</i>: 548: 92-96</span></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">Pica G. et al, <i>NIPS</i> (2017) </span></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">Panzeri, S, et al (2017) <i>Neuron</i> 93: 491-507</span></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">Safaai, H.
et al (2015) <i>Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA</i>
112(41): 12834–12839</span></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">Fasoli, D.
et al (2016) <i>PLoS Computational Biology</i>,
12(8): e1004992.</span></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">Panzeri,
S., et al  (2015) <i>Trends in Cognitive Sciences</i> 19: 162-172</span></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">Einevoll,
G., et al (2013) <i>Nature Reviews
Neuroscience</i>, 14, 770-785</span></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">Yours
truly,</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US">Stefano Panzeri</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="mailto:stefano.panzeri@iit.it">stefano.panzeri@iit.it</a></span></p></div>