Thursday, December 5, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Inria Internships in Nancy, France: call for applicants

Every year, Inria welcomes students from all over the world for a research training experience through the "Internships" programme. The Neurosys research team of Inria Nancy--Grand-Est (France) offers a 6 month-internship for a year 2 master student in the field of Computational Neurosciences on the following subject:
"Role of persistent firing in the generation of hippocampal network oscillations: a simulation study about memory maintenance"
The deadline for applications is the 22nd of December, 23:59 Paris local time.

To apply and get more information about the topic, please go to the page below and search for "persistent firing" in the search bar:
Please note that you will have to create an account to apply.

Neurosys is a team affiliated with INRIA and Université de Lorraine. We are located both at the Nancy - Grand Est research center  and LORIA in Villers-lès-Nancy (France). Our field of research relates to system computational neuroscience. More precisely, our goal is to bridge the scales in neural systems from microscopic dynamics to macroscopic behavior. The main topics carried by the team are: general anesthesia, the effects of general anesthesia on the memory system, and Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI). The present project is aimed at being included in the bigger framework of the study of general anesthesia and memory. The internship will be supervised by Laure Buhry (Neurosys) and performed in collaboration with Motoharu Yoshida (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany), expert in in vitro recordings.

A financial support of 1100 €/month will be offered to cover living expenses in France.
Period of the internship: 15th March 2014 -> 15th September 2014

Candidate profile:
- The ideal candidate would be a year 2 master student in computer science or applied mathematics with a strong interest or
some knowledge in neuroscience.
- Reasonable knowledge in stochastic/numerical optimization is desirable for the parameter estimation of the neuron models.
- Good programming skills in Python and C are necessary as the simulations will be run on the Brian and the Neuron softwares.

We especially encourage women to apply.

Laure Buhry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor University of Lorraine - UFR Math-Info

LORIA - INRIA-Nancy Grand Est Research Center
Equipe Neurosys - Bâtiment C
Office C042
615, rue du Jardin Botanique
54600 Villers-lès-Nancy

Phone: +33(0)3 83 59 30 92

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