ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversitat de Barcelona
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciencesComputer scienceEngineeringNeurosciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/06/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONSpain › Barcelona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37,5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
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.
FBG project number
Neuronal networks from Cortical human iPSCs for Machine Learning Processing
Jordi Soriano / Daniel Tornero
Faculty of Physics / Faculty of Medicine
Gross salary per year
Application letter, Curriculum vitae with academic record, publications (if any) and at least one recommendation letter.
Send your application to:
Jordi Soriano / Daniel Tornero
PhD application NEU-CHIP
Elegibles candidates should hold master's degree
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
Priority will be given to people with disabilities (article 59 Law 5/2015 of October 30), according the basic Statute of Public Employees.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELBiological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
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
EURAXESS offer ID: 638426
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