This project will be part of the Bristol-Macquarie Cotutelle Programme.
It will be jointly supervised by Prof James Hodge (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/phys-pharm-neuro/people-new/hodge/) at the University of Bristol, UK and Prof Andrew Barron (https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/andrew-barron) at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
The candidate will be expected to spend about equal time at each institution. The project will use the complimentary strengths of the honey bee and Drosophila systems to examine how the tiny insect brain is capable of complex cognition, sleep and consciousness (1-3). It will use a combination of neurogenetics, imaging, electrophysiology, behavioural analyses and computational modelling to probe what circuit features of the insect brain can support working memory, sleep, consciousness, classification, attention or multimodal learning. Applicants should have a background in neuroscience and ideally experience with insect systems or computational neuroscience.
More information on the programme can be found here: Bristol-Macquarie Cotutelle Programme | Bristol Doctoral College | University of Bristol
How to apply
To apply, please contact the project supervisor to express your interest in their project, forwarding your CV and a Research Statement.
The application deadline is noon Monday 1st January 2024.
We will be running informal online interviews for shortlisting 1-4th January
If shortlisted, you will be asked to apply via the University of Bristol application portal: Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience | Study at Bristol | University of Bristol . Please read the Admissions Statement, then click on "Apply Now" and select the programme "Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (Macquarie) (PhD)". In the application, funding section, please indicate "UoB - MCQ Cotutelle".
For project-related enquiries, please contact the project supervisor.
For questions about the programme, please contact Kevin Higgins - [Email Address Removed]