[Neuroinfo] PhD Studentship in Computational and Systems Neuroscience
C.L.Buckley at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Aug 11 13:53:33 CEST 2017
There are still PhD positions available in our labs, see below. The role would involve computational modelling, dynamical systems analysis and control theory so we particularly encourage candidates with a computational, physics, maths or engineering background interested in getting involved in cutting edge experimental neuroscience to apply.
PhD Studentship: Distributed neural processing of self-generated visual input in a vertebrate brain.
A PhD studentship in Computational and Systems Neuroscience is available in the groups of Dr Christopher L Buckley (Department of Informatics) and Prof. Leon Lagnado (School of Life Sciences) at the University of Sussex.
During movement, sensory input and motor output are bound in a closed-loop: motor actions shape sensory input and sensory inputs inform future motor commands. We will characterise the neural circuits involved in the interactions between the sensory and motor systems using light-sheet microscopy to image neural activity across the brain of live zebrafish in a virtual reality environment (Nature. 2013;493: 466–468).
The project will involve computational modeling and “big-data” analysis as well as experiments. Appropriate backgrounds therefore include physical and computational science as well as neuroscience. Experience with programming and a quantitative approach are essential. More information about the project is available at https://tinyurl.com/kjtxoq9. Informal enquiries can be made to Chris Buckley<http://www.christopherlbuckley.com/> (c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk>) or Leon Lagnado<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/lagnadolab/> (l.lagnado at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:l.lagnado at sussex.ac.uk>).
Sussex Neuroscience<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexneuroscience> is one of the foremost centers for Neuroscience research in the UK and the University of Sussex has a beautiful campus on the outskirts of the lively South Coast town of Brighton.
Application: Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/apply). Please include a brief statement of your scientific interests and skills/experience in the mandatory “research proposal”, including how you would imagine your role in the project (max 2 pages) and include a full CV. Indicate Dr Christopher L Buckley as your preferred advisor and clearly state the title of the studentship. When you apply, please send a copy of your application documents to c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk> and l.lagnado at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:l.lagnado at sussex.ac.uk>.
The studentship includes a three year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,296 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the studentship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate, overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Christopher L Buckley
Lecturer in Neural Computation
University of Sussex
Department of Informatics
email: c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk<mailto:c.l.buckley at sussex.ac.uk>
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