Category Archives: neuroscience

PhD position in MEG at Juelich, Germany

The institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at the Research Centre Jülich, Germany, has an open PhD student position in our collaborative project entitled “From spike trains to whole-brain dynamics – Bottom-up and top-down processing during active vision” to fill. This project addresses the question how visual input is processed in extremely short time cycles of fixations and saccades through interaction of various cortical areas. MEG recordings from human subjects performing free viewing tasks will allow for the simultaneous observation of neuronal activities from different cortical areas during active vision. Analysis of subjects’ performance and brain activity on these visual tasks enables us to study the information flow through various cortical areas, and to identify top-down components interacting with bottom-up processes.

Research Positions in Neuroscience

The Neuroelectromagnetic Oscillations (NEMO) Lab, directed by Sarang Dalal and recently relocated to Aarhus University (Denmark), is recruiting postdocs and PhD students for a large ERC-funded project.

The ERC project will examine in detail how neural oscillations communicate information between the retina and cerebral cortex in humans, during presentation of various types of visual stimuli as well as during rest. This will involve several recording techniques, primarily magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroretinography (ERG), with some components involving scalp EEG, intracranial EEG in epilepsy patients, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Workshop on Advances in Computational neuroscience

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya is organising Workshop on ‘ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE’ from 24th March to 29th March by Initiatives on Neuro-informatics Computational Neuroscience Education (INCNE), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in collaboration with National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Gurgaon, Manesar, Haryana.

Computational neuroscience (CNS) is a frontier area, challenging scientists from computing, biosciences and engineering. This is a first of its kind workshop in North- Eastern India and the area needs much development in the country. Faculty of NEHU, the pioneering central university (since 1973) in the region, has teamed with similar faculty of premier institutions in the area, as IIT-Guwahati, Assam Central University, Tezpur University and North-East Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)-Shillong, to marshal this workshop as they have rich and relevant expertise. The Workshop aims to provide educational/research exposure to young scientists from multidisciplinary fields in this domain.

Cognition Workshop at IISc, Bangalore

WHO CAN APPLY: Candidates in their final year of their Bachelor’s degree, pursuing a Masters or PhD. degree in any branch of Science, Engineering or Medicine are welcome to apply. We also welcome postdoctoral fellows, clinicians, and faculty from colleges/universities. Candidates must provide their academic details and submit a statement of interest in the form below. Selected participants will be provided with train fare (3rd AC), boarding and lodging. If you are selected, please bring your marksheets/certificates for verification. 

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December 8 to 21, 2013 IISc Bangalore

DEADLINE Oct 1, 2013


Job Offer + Ph.D in Brain Computer Interface & Robotics

Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship)
Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation using Robotics

From € 35.000 per annum (3 years)
Applications are invited for the above -post- position to work with Prof. Javier Minguez on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work at BitBrain Technologies (spin-off company of the University of Zaragoza) on the Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation using Robotics. The successful candidate will register for a 3 year PhD in the Biomedical Engineering School of the University of Zaragoza.

Biomedical Engineer From India solves the mystery of Memory degradation with age

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As a kid growing up in Ahmedabad, Vikram Rao loved spending time with his grandfather, professor Annaswami Ranganath Rao-one of India‘s known mathematicians who pioneered the idea of maths labs in schools across India. It was Rao senior’s idea to create three-dimensional models that would make learning complex mathematical theories fun for kids. The labs have been started in hundreds of schools across the country. And those early years in the company of a bright mind inculcated in the grandson a deep love for academics and research.