[visionlist] *Graduate Programs in Computational Neuroscience* in Berlin; MSc and PhD; deadline March 15, 2017
graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de
Wed Mar 8 09:00:23 -05 2017
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*Doctoral* and *Master Program* "Computational Neuroscience"
at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin
in Berlin, Germany
Application deadline: *March 15, 2017*
Begin of courses: Sept/Oct 2017
The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN Berlin,
https://www.bccn-berlin.de/) and the Research Training Group "Sensory
Computation in Neural Systems" (GRK 1589/2,
https://www.eecs.tu-berlin.de/grk_15891/) invite applications for their
The BCCN Berlin is a leading research center dedicated to the
theoretical study of neural processing and the *scientific program* of
the research training group combines techniques and concepts from
machine learning, computational neuroscience, and systems neurobiology
in order to specifically address sensory computation. Doctoral
candidates will work on interdisciplinary projects investigating the
mechanisms of neural computation, address the processes underlying
perception on different scales and different levels of abstraction, and
develop new theories of computation hand in hand with well-controlled
experiments in order to put functional hypotheses to the test.
The training group offers structured supervision complemented by a
teaching and training program. Each student will be supervised by two
investigators with complementary expertise and will be associated with
the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin.
The BCCN and the Training Group comprise a wide range of PIs to
supervise PhDs. See
for a list of members.
Labs currently looking to fill positions include (but are not restricted
- Elisa Filevich, http://metamotorlab.filevich.com/
- Achim Kramer, www.achim-kramer-lab.de,
on molecular analyses of circadian clocks
- Susanne Schreiber, http://www.neuron-science.de/
Candidates are expected to hold a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a
relevant subject (e.g., neuroscience, cognitive science, computer
science, physics, mathematics, etc.) and have the required advanced
The tuition-free Master program in Computational Neuroscience offers *15
places* per year, has a duration of 2 years and is fully taught in English.
The *curriculum* is subdivided into ten modules, whose content includes
theoretical neuroscience, programming, machine learning, cognitive
neuroscience, acquisition, modelling, and computational analysis of
neural data, with a strong focus on a complementary theoretical and
experimental training. Three lab rotations and a Master's thesis are
accomplished in the second year. The aim of the program is to provide
the students with an interdisciplinary education and an early contact to
the neurocomputational research environment.
*Requirements* BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant subject (typically
in the natural sciences, in an engineering discipline, in cognitive
science, or in mathematics), certificate of English proficiency, proof
of sufficient mathematical knowledge (at least 24 ECTS credit points).
_For more information_ ...
... come and visit us at the BCCN Berlin:
... or browse:
... or e-mail:
graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de .
Robert Martin, PhD
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Philippstr. 13 House 6; 10115 Berlin; Germany
Phone/Fax +49 (0)30 2093 6773/6771
GRK 1589/1, Sensory Computation in Neural Systems
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Sekretariat MAR 5-6; Marchstr. 23; 10587 Berlin
Phone/Fax +49 (0)30 314 72006/73121
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