PhD studentship in Neuroscience and Machine Learning at the University of Oxford - UK, Deadline: 13 July 2018
Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship in Neuroscience and Machine Learning at the University of Oxford. The successful candidate will join the Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP and will work with Andrew Saxe, Tim Behrens and Christopher Summerfield on understanding the computational mechanisms of learning in biological systems and artificial agents, and will be primarily based in the Department of Experimental Psychology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with an industry partner.
Applicants should have strong quantiative skills and a background in computer science, computational neuroscience, statistics, or a related discipline. Applicants with a joint interest in both machine learning/AI research and computational neurobiology are particularly encouraged to apply.
In the first instance please contact Dr Andrew Saxe (asaxe [at] fas.harvard.edu) to discuss your suitability for the project. The application deadline is Friday 13th July 2018 (see http://www.biodtp.ox.ac.uk/how-apply/bbsrc-artificial-intelligence-npif-studentships-2018.html for details). This project is funded for four years by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BBSRC and as such is only available to UK and EU candidates. Successful students will receive a stipend of no less than the standard RCUK stipend rate, currently set at £14,777 per year.