10/05/2021

PhD position in neuroengineering and machine learning in biological neuronal networks

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Computer science
    Engineering
    Neurosciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/06/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The University of Barcelona offers a 3-year PhD position in a multidisciplinary European project that will study machine learning in engineered induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cultures. The project aims, firstly, to develop and train neuronal circuits in vitro to, secondly, demonstrate their capacity to carry out ‘machine learning’ tasks, such as pattern recognition or data classification. The project is framed within the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies programme, and is carried out within a Consortium that includes Aston University, Loughborough University, CNRS, Technion Israel and the company 3Brain. The research in the University of Barcelona node will be carried out at the interface between the Faculties of Physics and Medicine. The PhD student will carry out multidisciplinary tasks. He/she will set-up the neuronal cultures derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells and evaluate neuronal activity using calcium imaging and multi-electrode arrays. The student will also participate in the analysis and interpretation of the results obtained using bioinformatic tools. Research will be carried at the University of Barcelona. Periodic meetings of the entire Consortium as well as short stays in other laboratories are to be expected.

 

Acronym

NEU-CHIP

FBG project number

402211

Project title

Neuronal networks from Cortical human iPSCs for Machine Learning Processing

IP

Jordi Soriano / Daniel Tornero

Department

Faculty of Physics / Faculty of Medicine

 

Gross salary per year

€20.000

 

Required documents

Application letter, Curriculum vitae with academic record, publications (if any) and at least one recommendation letter.

Send your application to:

email

jordi.soriano@ub.edu; daniel.tornero@ub.edu

Name

Jordi Soriano / Daniel Tornero

email subject

PhD application NEU-CHIP

 

More Information

Eligibility criteria

Elegibles candidates should hold master's degree

Selection process

 

 

Candidates will be selected according to academic and scientific merits or appropriateness of their background to the project. Selected candidates will be interviewed online and will give a short seminar about his/her research experience

Additional comments

Priority will be given to people with disabilities (article 59 Law 5/2015 of October 30), according the basic Statute of Public Employees.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Master’s degree in Cell Biology, Biomedicine, Bioengineering or similar field.

Skills in cell culture will be highly valuable. Experience in neuroscience, stem cell culture and differentiation will be a plus.

Good English level is required given the international nature of the project

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
08007
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 638426

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