iCoNeT - International PhD-Program Computational Neuroscience & Neurotechnology
iCoNeT - International PhD-Program Computational Neuroscience & Neurotechnology (2010 - 2014)
The Bernstein Center Freiburg offers a multi-disciplinary, internationally compatible PhD Program in Computational Neuroscience & Neurotechnology. We provide PhD students from different backgrounds in natural or technical sciences with a thorough scientific and methodological basis in computational neuroscience for an academic or application-oriented career.
This PhD program provides students with theoretical and experimental expertise in
- neurobiology and cognition (structural and functional principles of the brain; signaling at different levels in the brain; neural coding, processing and computation; perception and action; learning and development)
- physics and mathematics (modeling and simulation of neurons and networks; dynamical systems and statistical physics; stochastic processes and statistics; systems and signals; time series analysis; adaptation and control)
- computer science and systems technology (information processing and computation; machine learning, classification and optimization; data mining; micro-systems technology of brain-machine-interfacing; industrial application of insights and methods from computational neuroscience)
- bio-medicine (diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to function and dysfunction of the brain; invasive and non-invasive measurement and analysis of brain dynamics; medical applications of brain-machine-interfacing).
- Courses on secondary skills.
The PhD program is open to students with a background in the natural or technical sciences, both from Germany or abroad.
How to apply?
There are several ways to join the PhD-Program iCoNeT:
- Apply directly to one of our open positions in research projects of the BCF.
- Join us by applying to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program "EuroSPIN - European Study Program in Neuroinformatics". Instructions on how to apply are detailed on the EuroSPIN website. Application deadlines are November 30 each year. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in January. Decisions will be communicated to applicants end of February and the selected applicants will start in September.
- Join us by applying to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program "NeuroTime - Neural Processing of Time". Instructions on how to apply are detailed on the NeuroTime website. Application deadlines are January 15 each year. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in February. Decisions will be communicated to applicants end of February and the selected applicants will start in September.
- Join us by applying to the Spemann Graduate School for Biology & Medicine. Instructions on how to apply are detailed on the SGBM website. Recruitment starts on February 1st, 2012 and runs until April 1st, 2012. Registration deadline is March 25th, 2012. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed on July 3-5, 2012. Decisions will be communicated to applicants Mid July 2012 and selected applicants will start in September 2012.
- Provide your own funding, e.g. through a DAAD fellowship (to search for the appropriate fellowship you can use the DAAD Fellowship Database). For these fellowships you typically need to define a research proposal, which has to be worked out by the applicant and the hosting supervisor. Thus, please have a look at the websites of our PIs and find out whose research interests you most. You may contact that PI directly and ask whether he/she is willing to supervise you, support your application for funding and discuss a putative project. Once the research proposal has been accepted you can apply to our PhD program by filling in the electronic application form.
- Winter Semester 2014/15
- Summer Semester 2014
- Winter Semester 2013/14
- Summer Semester 2013
- Winter Semester 2012/13
- Summer Semester 2012
- Winter Semester 2011/12
- Summer Semester 2011
- Winter Semester 2010/11
- Summer Semester 2010
- Winter Semester 2009/10
- Summer Semester 2009
- Winter Semester 2008/09
- Summer Semester 2008
- Winter Semester 2007/08
- Summer Semester 2007
Dr. Birgit Ahrens
Teaching & Training Coordinator
Bernstein Center Freiburg
79104 Freiburg i.Br.
Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 9575
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 9559
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