[visionlist] *Graduate Programs in Computational Neuroscience* in Berlin; MSc and PhD; deadline March 15, 2018, deadline for PhD scholarships Jan 14, 2018
graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de
Fri Jan 5 10:51:39 -05 2018
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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, 2018*
PhD Scholarships: *January 14, 2018*
Begin of courses: Sept/Oct 2018
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.
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).
_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 .
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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