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  The Sussex Neuroscience 4-Year PhD Programme

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The Sussex Neuroscience 4-year PhD Programme is now inviting applications for September 2020 entry.  . Sussex Neuroscience is a thriving community of over 50 neuroscience research groups based on a single campus.
  Four-Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Translational Neuroscience

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The University of Edinburgh invites applications to the Wellcome Trust funded 4-year PhD programme in Translational Neuroscience.
  Respiratory control and sensation in neurological patients
  Dr S H Moosavi
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Department of Biomedical and Medical Sciences. 3 Year, full-time PhD studentship.
  The relationship between social cognition, bodily movement and functions of the neurobiological basis for social alignment
  Dr H Gvirts
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded Ph.D. to begin in October 2019. The candidate will work with Dr. Hila Z. Gvirts on the relationship between social cognition, bodily movement and functions of the neurobiological basis for social alignment.
  University of Sussex, School of Psychology – Doctoral Research Scholarships

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The School of Psychology is offering up to 6 Doctoral Research Scholarships for entry in September 2020. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipend for 3.25 years (tied to the UKRI studentship rates, currently £15,009 p.a.).
  Statistical modelling of disease progression in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  Dr G Baranello, Prof F Muntoni, Dr D Ridout
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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A 3-year PhD Studentship is available within the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health under the supervision of Professor Francesco Muntoni, Dr Giovanni Baranello and Ms Deborah Ridout.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Development of spinal cord PET-MRI for translational neuroscience applications
  Dr S.P. Sourbron, Dr C Tsoumpas, Dr T Jenkins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in hybrid PET-MRI scanners promises major advances in our understanding of neurodegenerative disease and development of more effective treatment.
  Personalized quantification and prediction of epilepsy surgery on seizure control and memory function
  Dr D Atan
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The University of Bristol is offering a 3.5 year full time PhD in research around Translational Health to start in 2020. This studentship is funded through GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
  Clearing Confusion from Concussion. PhD in Sport and Health Sciences (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)
  Dr G Williams
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Genevieve Williams, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Analysing treatment resistance in psychiatric disorders through large-scale electronic clinical records
  Dr J Walters
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The ‘GW4 BioMed MRC DTP’ is awarding up to 18 studentships with an October 2020 start date, aligned with the themes of Infection, Immunity and Repair; Neuroscience and Mental Health; and Population Health.
  PhD in addiction neuroscience: Longitudinal mapping of neuroplasticity in cannabis users using multimodal MRI
  Prof N Solowij
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for high quality candidates for a PhD position to work with us at School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences in Melbourne, Australia at the Australian Catholic University (ACU).
  Accounting for heterogeneity in network neuroscience: extending the Bayesian Exponential Random Graph Model to infer and identify group differences
  Dr S White, Dr B Tom, Dr B Lehmann
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Background. Network Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of the brain through the lens of networks and network constructs [1,2].
  Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: Developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice
  Dr A Heinrich, Prof K Munro, Dr R Millman
Applications accepted all year round

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Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory deficit. In the UK, more than 10 million adults have a hearing loss. Because it is often associated with old age and the size of the older population is growing, it is predicted that there will be more than 14 million people with a hearing loss by 2030.
  Behavioural and brain mechanisms of social decision-making across the lifespan and in antisocial behaviour.
  Dr P Lockwood, Dr J Galea, Dr S De Brito
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The social decision neuroscience lab (www.sdn-lab.org) is offering a competitively funded project examining the fundamental behavioural, computational and neural mechanisms of social decision-making in humans.
  Sleeping to boost walking recovery after stroke: SleepWalk, a PhD self-funded studentship (PomeroyVU19SF)
  Prof Valerie Pomeroy, Dr A Lazar
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Stroke survivors are disappointed by the level of walking ability they regain after stroke. They have called for better treatments as a research priority.
  UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme across 4 strategic themes

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The UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme provides state-of-the-art PhD training across four strategic themes. Fundamental mechanisms of disease.
  The connectomics of Alzheimer’s risk: characterising brain temporal network dynamics in young adults at increased genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease
  Research Group: Cognitive Neuroscience
  Dr J Zhang
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Using advanced imaging and novel mathematical approaches, you will identify spatio-temporal brain networks that show altered dynamics in adults with genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
  Developing a questionnaire to assesses patients’ experiences of audiology services
  Prof K Munro, Prof C Armitage
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing interest in measuring patients’ experiences of clinical services. This can be used to measure quality, evaluate quality improvement initiatives and compare services.
  UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme across 4 strategic themes

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The UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme provides state-of-the-art PhD training across four strategic themes. Fundamental mechanisms of disease.
  MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Can we improve patient outcomes by providing a more personalized approach to antiplatelet therapies?
  Dr S Mundell
Applications accepted all year round

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Start 23 September 2019. This MSc by Research is a laboratory-based project which offers the exciting opportunity to spend 1 year in one of our State-of-the-Art laboratories (plus 1 year thesis writing) at the University of Bristol and experience life as a researcher.
  Individual differences in emotion regulation
  Dr C Van Reekum
Applications accepted all year round

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Individuals vary greatly in how well they can regulate their emotions, and difficulties in emotion regulation have been linked to disorders such as depression.
  Enhance Your Academic Career at the Blizard Institute

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The Blizard Institute (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/blizard/) is the largest institute of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
  Molecular mechanisms of blood-brain barrier dysfunction and repair in epilepsy
  Dr C Ruedell Reschke, Prof D Henshall
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Epilepsy is a common, chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Current treatments fail at least one third of patients and we have no diseasemodifying therapies.
  Fluency and Context in Recognition Memory
  Dr J Taylor, Dr A Kafkas
Applications accepted all year round

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This project relates to a sort of ‘memory illusion’. On a recognition memory test, increasing the perceptual fluency of a test cue increases the likelihood that the word will be endorsed as ‘familiar’, even if it hasn’t been seen in the study phase (and therefore should have been called ‘new’).
  The neural dynamics of egocentric action observation
  Dr S Quadflieg
Application Deadline: 11 December 2019

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The studentship builds on the fact that humans are incredibly skilled at inferring the intentions that guide other people’s actions.
  The cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Working Memory, and Causal Functional Connectivity.
  Dr E Feredoes
Applications accepted all year round

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Our lab uses cutting-edge combinations of neuroimaging and analytic techniques to investigate aspects of human cognition. Specifically, we’re interested in the following.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Investigating the in vivo targets and mechanism of action of a toxic acetylcholinesterase-derived peptide upregulated in Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr M Collins, Prof S Greenfield
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterised by the deposition and accumulation of amyloid beta plaques and phosphorylated tau filaments in the brain, the latter correlating with the onset of symptoms.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Replacing deficient microglia in the developing brain: using a zebrafish model of human leukodystrophy to test new therapies
  Dr N Hamilton, Dr A J Grierson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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RNASET2-deficient leukodystrophy is a heritable white matter disorder affecting infants and characterised by severe psychomotor impairments.
  How our emotion affects cognition: From neuroscience, lifespan and psychendocrinological perspectives
  Dr M Sakaki
Applications accepted all year round

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There is no doubt that emotion and stress affect human cognitive processing, such as memory, attention and decision making. However, the exact effects of emotion on cognition are still unclear as emotion sometimes enhances cognitive processing but sometimes impairs cognitive processing.
  Neurological reserve as a pivotal mechanism for psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease
  Prof A Venneri, Dr M De Marco
Applications accepted all year round

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Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may experience and show a whole range of clinical symptoms. Of these, psychiatric symptoms such as apathy, depression and anxiety play a major role in that they are highly debilitating for patients and carers.
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