PhD Studentship in Computational Neuroscience, Science and Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD Studentship in Computational Neuroscience in the Science and Technology Research Institute at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. The studentship will cover a stipend of £12,940 per year plus payment of the standard UK student fees.

Candidates should be interested in information processing in biologically detailed models of neuronal networks. Our research involves close collaboration with experimentalists in Europe and the USA. More details can be found in these recent publications:
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.
Gleeson, P., Steuber, V. and Silver, R.A. (2007). neuroConstruct: A tool for modeling networks of neurons in 3D space. Neuron 54, 219-35.
Calcraft L., Adams R. and Davey N. (2007). Efficient Architectures for Sparsely-Connected High Capacity Associative Memory Models, Connection Science 6, 163-75.
Applicants should have good computational and numerical skills and a good first degree in maths, computer science, physics, neuroscience or biology. Previous experience in neuroscience is not required but would be an advantage.
The UH Science and Technology Research Institute has been rated as 4 (national excellence with evidence of international excellence) at the last UK university research assessment exercise. It is located in Hatfield in Hertfordshire, just north of London.
For informal enquiries contact Dr Volker Steuber ( or Dr Neil Davey ( Further information and an application form can be obtained from Mrs Lorraine Nicholls, Research Student Administrator, STRI, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB. Tel: +44 1707 286083 Fax: +44 1707 284185 email: The short-listing process will begin on 25 July 2008.

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