UK; 4-Year PhD Studentship in Integrative Neuroscience

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Cardiff Neurosciences Centre – 4-year PhD Studentship (Integrative Neuroscience)
PhD Research

Location: Cardiff Neurosciences Centre (CNC), Cardiff University
Funding: UK/EU Fees plus stipend (Wellcome Trust Rate: approx £18,685K p.a. subject to review)
Duration: 4 years
Closing date for applications: 8th January 2010

Applications are invited for a 4-year Wellcome Trust funded PhD studentship at the Cardiff Neurosciences Centre (CNC).

Project information: The 4-year PhD Programme in Integrative Neuroscience provides a broader and more in-depth practical and theoretical grounding in neuroscience than conventional 3-year programmes. Early in Year 1 you will receive formal lectures in research design, statistics, lab safety, animal welfare and ethical standards, and attend a series of specialized lecture courses in behavioural, cellular, molecular, genetic and system neuroscience. In the second part of Year 1, you will experience three 11-week laboratory rotations in internationally renowned labs of your choice.

During the lab rotations, you will carry out research, gain knowledge of the questions addressed by the lab, and acquire direct experience of the relevant techniques. Lab rotations help you to reach an informed choice of the neuroscience area and supervisor you will choose for your full PhD project during Years 2 to 4. Throughout all the years you and your colleagues will participate in weekly seminars and presentations at journal clubs. The programme is designed to ensure an excellent PhD experience and an outstanding future.

About the Cardiff Neuroscience Centre: The Cardiff Neuroscience Centre (CNC) offers an exceptional research environment with neuroscience researchers who are amongst the international leaders in their respective fields and world class facilities for all areas of neuroscience. The breadth and depth of our expertise ranges from the phenotypic analysis of single gene mutations to the characterization of gene-environment interplay in psychiatric and neurological, and from imaging intracellular calcium in single dendritic spines to combined EEG and fMRI during attentional tasks in humans. Research labs are equipped with the most up-to-date facilities to address key questions of basic and clinical Neuroscience.

Funding and Eligibility: The studentship is open to UK and EU students, and will include UK/EU fees and a maintenance stipend at the Wellcome Trust rate, approx £18, 685K per annum (tax free), subject to review. Candidates must have a First or Upper Class Second Class in a relevant area (e.g. neuroscience, psychology, anatomy, physiology, natural sciences).

How to Apply: Applicants should complete and submit a standard application for postgraduate study (to include application, 500 word statement of why you want to study this 4-year PhD programme in Integrative Neuroscience, equality monitoring form and two references). The relevant application documents can be downloaded and printed from the Apply Section of our website. Applicants should state on the application form that they wish to be considered for this studentship, quoting the 4-year PhD Programme title.

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Miss Catherine Hortop


Alternatively, please refer to our website at:


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