[visionlist] *Graduate Programs in Computational Neuroscience* in Berlin; MSc and PhD; deadline March 15, 2018, deadline for PhD scholarships Jan 14, 2018

Robert Martin graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de
Fri Jan 5 10:51:39 -05 2018

[Apologies for cross-posting]

*Doctoral* and *Master Program* "Computational Neuroscience"
at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin
in Berlin, Germany

Application deadline: *March 15, 2018*
PhD Scholarships: *January 14, 2018*
Begin of courses: Sept/Oct 2018
Internet: www.computational-neuroscience-berlin.de

_Doctoral Program_

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 
PhD program.

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.

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 
mathematical background.

_Master's Program_

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).

_Neurosciences in Berlin_
_International PhD Fellowships_

The BCCN Berlin is part of the newly created Einstein Center for 
Neurosciences Berlin (ECN). The ECN was initiated by the joint research 
networks listed below to harmonize existing training programs in the 
neurosciences in Berlin, with the goal of strengthening an already 
strong research landscape and consolidating a PhD education equal to the 
highest international standards.

The ECN invites applications for *scholarships* for its PhD program 
starting in Fall 2018. Deadline for application is *January 14* 2018.

ECN member institutions are:

The Berlin School of Mind and Brain
The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin
The Center for Stroke Research Berlin
The Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure

The ECN member institutions promote cutting-edge neuroscientific 
research across a wide range of different disciplines and approaches. 
The ECN provides the umbrella structure that specifically fosters 
interdisciplinary, collaborative research by facilitating cooperation 
between these institutions, and by promoting interaction on all levels.

With around 100 internationally recognized research groups, the ECN 
offers outstanding interdisciplinary training and research opportunities 
for national and international scientists, with research spanning from 
synapse to behavior, molecule to disease, and brain to mind.

How to apply: Visit http://www.ecn-berlin.de/

Closing date for applications is January 14, 2018. The final interview 
will take place in March 2017.

The ECN is an inter-institutional research network funded by Einstein 
Foundation Berlin and jointly supported by the Charité - 
Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin, the 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin, as 
well as the non-university partners Max Delbrück Center for Molecular 
Medicine and Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie.


_For more information_ ...

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graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de .

Best regards,

Robert Martin


Robert Martin, PhD
Teaching Coordinator

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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