Bernstein-Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany,
invites application for • 22 Ph.D. student positions
Position will start in May 2010 or later (provided funding is granted), and are to be filled within all areas of neuroscience, including computational, mathematical, cognitive, systems, behavioral, and molecular neuroscience, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, neuropsychology, neuropharmacology, and in-vitro/in-vivo electrophysiology.
The BCCNs are a German governmental initiative in Computational Neuroscience (http://www.nncn.de) which aims to foster the tight integration of theoretical and experimental neuroscience. The BCCN Heidelberg/Mannheim is devoted to the topic ‘From Genes to Behavior’ and investigates the links between biophysical properties of neurons and synapses controlled by single genes, their impact on neural network dynamics and computation, and the implications in turn for normal and aberrant cognitive processing. For more information on participating groups see http://www.izn.uni-heidelberg.de/CNS.
A graduate school providing teaching and training in computational and experimental neuroscience methods will be established as part of the BCCN.
The Heidelberg University and the Central Institute of
Mental Health (CIMH) Mannheim provide an internationally outstanding environment for neuroscience research. Heidelberg University was ranked as Germany’s top university in 2008 by Times Higher Education, and the CIMH is one of Europe’s premier research institutions dedicated to mental health.
The Heidelberg University and the CIMH are committed to strengthen the proportion of women in research and teaching and strongly encourage applications of qualified female scientists. Handicapped applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential consideration.
Full applications including CV, copies of certificates, two references and brief description of reasons for application should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline : May 16, 2010