[Neuroscience] PhD-Positions in Neuroinformatics, including Computational Neuroscience (Erasmus Mundus Program)

Janina Kirsch via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by kirsch from bccn.uni-freiburg.de)
Wed Oct 7 03:26:36 EST 2009

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program "EuroSPIN
<http://www.kth.se/studies/phd/eurospin?l=en_UK> " (European Study Programme
in Neuroinformatics) is inviting applications from students having a solid
background in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, biochemistry or
neuroscience (on a master level or equivalent), in all cases with computer
science skills. Documented interest in research like activities (e.g.
demonstrated in the form of master thesis work, or participation in research
related activities) is of large importance. Also fluency in English is
Neuroinformatics combines neuroscience and informatics research to develop
and apply computational tools and approaches that are essential for
understanding the structure and function of the brain.
Four partners participate in EuroSPIN:
-  <http://www.csc.kth.se/forskning/cb/> KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
-  <http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/> University of Edinburg (UoE), UK
-  <http://www.ncbs.res.in/> National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS),
-  <http://www.bccn.uni-freiburg.de> Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
(ALUF), Germany
These four partners are all research leaders in the Neuroinformatics field,
but they have complementary strengths. In addition, two associated partners,
the Honda Research Institute and Nordita, participate.
Each student will spend most of the time at two of the partner
<http://www.kth.se/studies/phd/eurospin/partners?l=en_UK> universities, and
also receive a joint (or double) PhD degree following a successful
completion of the studies. The mobility periods, as well as the courses a
student will follow, are tailored individually based on: a) the PhD students
background; b) which constellations of partners that are involved, as well
as c) the specific research project. During the PhD period each student has
one main supervisor from each of the two universities that grant the PhD
During the application process, the students are asked to indicate their
preferences with regard to constellations of
<http://www.kth.se/studies/phd/eurospin/2.18027?l=en_UK> partners, and also
preferred project ideas/areas can be indicated and motivated.
There are excellent scholarship
opportunities for students accepted to an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate
programme. A stipend or employment contract will be given to all selected
PhD students during the study time, which is between 3-4 years.
If you are interested, go to our homepage:
Deadline for Application (non-EU students): December 15, 2009. 
Deadline for Application (EU students): about March 2009 (will be

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