PhD Studentship in Computational Neuroscience at University College London
Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD Studentship in Computational Neuroscience in Professor Silver’s Laboratory, Department of Physiology, University College London, UK. The studentship will cover fees and provide a stipend of £14,709 rising to £15,453 per year.

The project will explore signal processing in the cerebellum using biologically realistic network models. This will involve using an advanced software tool, neuroConstruct created in the Silver Lab, for constructing biologically realistic neural networks in 3D space ( Development of large scale network models will also require software development, particularly in a parallel computing environment. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of experimental biologists, physicists and computational biologists.
Related papers include:
Gleeson, P. Steuber, V. and Silver, R.A. (2007). neuroConstruct: A tool for modeling networks of neurons in 3D space. Neuron, 54, 219-35
Mitchell SJ, Silver RA. (2003) Shunting inhibition modulates neuronal gain during synaptic excitation. Neuron. 38, 433-45.
Steuber, V., Mittmann, W., Hoebeek, F.E., Silver, R.A., De Zeeuw, C.I., Hausser, M. and De Schutter, E. (2007). Cerebellar LTD and pattern recognition by Purkinje cells. Neuron 54, 121-136.
Applicants should have excellent computational skills and a good degree in mathematics, computer science, physics or biological sciences. Previous experience in neuroscience is not required but would be an advantage. Applications including a CV, the contact details of two referees and a short statement of research interests should be sent by email to Angus Silver (
Professor R. Angus Silver
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Neuroscience.
Department of Physiology,
University College London,
Gower Street
Tel: +44 207 679 7830
Fax: +44 207 916 8522

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