BCS Fellows in Computation

BCS Fellows in Computation

At MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, we believe that a computational approach to the study of neuroscience and cognitive science is fundamental to the future growth of our field. To help foster this growth, we have developed the BCS Fellows in Computation. This two year program offers postdoctoral candidates the opportunity to explore the breadth of computationally related neuroscience and cognitive science research at the department.  Each Fellow is an independent researcher with the ability to follow his or her own research interests. We strongly encourage cross-laboratory collaboration.

Fellows will be provided with resources to carry out research in computation, including access to high-performance computing clusters. Opportunities will exist for fellows to gain teaching experience if they desire, but there is no requirement or expectation that they will teach. It is expected that Fellows will have obtained their PhD from outside of MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences department and that they will enter with strong prior quantitative training (e.g. in math, engineering, computer science, physics etc.).

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Fellows will be provided with resources for two years and an optional third year:

  • stipend and MIT Affiliates Health Insurance Plan
  • office within the BCS Community
  • access to computational resources
  • research allowance than can be used for travel and minor equipment

The program is targeted at individuals who might eventually be considered for faculty positions. Candidates can apply in the fall through the Academic Jobs web site.