Job ID: 117418

PhD studentship, neuroimaging and computational neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 February 2024

City: Rovereto

Country: Italy

Institution: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Department: Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems


The Functional Neuroimaging laboratory at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Rovereto (Italy), invites applications for a PhD scholarship in the field of neuroimaging and computational neuroscience.

Our lab ( combines multimodal brain imaging, opto/chemogenetics, electrophysiology and quantitative modelling to investigate the neural drivers of large-scale brain connectivity, and its modulation by genetic, pathological or pharmacological effectors. For reference to recent work of relevance to this project, please see Rocchi et al. Nature Communications (2022), Gutierrez-Barragan et al., Current Biology (2022). The selected student will be co-supervised by Stefano Panzeri, (UKE, Hamburg), a mathematical neuroscientist with a long-lasting record in the development of analytical scale-bridging methods.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, physics, neuroscience or a related discipline, and proven experience in advanced computational or statistical methods for complex image and signal analyses.

The four-year studentship aims to provide students with a multi-disciplinary training in conducting research at the interface of brain functional imaging and computational neuroscience.

The studentship is part of the international doctoral school in cognitive and brain sciences, in partnership with the University of Trento ( Final admission to the doctoral school entails a competitive selection process, as per the doctoral school regulations.

The IIT center in Rovereto is actively expanding its infrastructure for systems level neuroscience research, and is located in Trentino, a region of Northern Italy nestled in the Dolomite Mountains, offering spectacular natural beauty, vibrant culture and exceptional quality of life.

Any interested party can informally contact Dr Alessandro Gozzi ( or Dr Stefano Panzeri ( to gather more information about the position, the project and the selection process.