Ph.D. position in computational neuroscience at Georgia State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Atlanta. Earliest starting date: January 2009.

A new Ph.D. position in computational modeling and applied mathematics
is being funded by the NSF through the Emerging Models and Technologies program (, as a grant awarded in the area of Biological Systems Science and Engineering (BSSE). The Ph.D. student will work in diverse topics associated with “complexity” in the life sciences, and will explore the impact of computer-assisted data-driven modeling on understanding of complex biophysical processes. The student will be trained in a variety of techniques and have the opportunity to attend national conferences. Georgia State University has a strong commitment to computational neuroscience, and has an active community involved in
collaborative work between mathematics, physics, computer science and
neuroscience which extends to colleagues at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology.
The project draws on a wide set of academic backgrounds, including mathematics, computer science, biology, neuroscience, and physics. A successful applicant will be highly motivated and have demonstrated interests across more than one of these academic areas, but must be strong in applied mathematics. Applicants must meet the basic requirements of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as described at grad/ph_d.html, and will be expected to follow the Bioinformatics concentration. Previous experience in applied mathematics research and scientific programming is desirable.
The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, recent GRE scores and a transcript. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If available, also include a copy of the Master thesis, published articles or similar relevant materials. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. The Ph.D. position is for three years, but may be extended to a maximum of five years, and will include teaching assistant duties at a level of at most 20%. Stipend will be $18k-$22k depending on qualifications. Application details and materials can be found at
Further information about the department is available at The abstract for the project is available at, and informal inquiries can be sent to rclewley_at_gsu_dot_edu

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