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Exploring the specificity of the neural correlates of tonic sensations in humans

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Project Description

Project Title: Exploring the specificity of the neural correlates of tonic sensations in humans
3-year PhD studentship award
Supervisor: Giandomenico Iannetti, Neuroscience Physiology and Pharmacology Department, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK.

We are seeking a PhD student with a strong interest in sensory systems and computational neuroscience. The post-holder would work on a multidisciplinary project aiming to define somatosensory circuitry in health and disease, with a particular focus on the neural correlates of the sensations elicited by tonic stimuli in humans. The project is funded by a strategic award of the Wellcome Trust.
The position is full time, and will involve designing, conducting and analyzing psychophysical, electrophysiological (EEG and EMG) and fMRI experiments on healthy human volunteers.

Eligibility: this award funds home/EU UCL fee level and London minimum stipend of £16K (living costs, this stipend is not taxed) for 3 years. To apply, you need to hold an undergraduate or Masters degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) and meet the MRC residency criteria (see URL below for details). UK residents are eligible for a full award (fees plus maintenance stipend). EU residents may be eligible for a fees-only award (see below) but must provide proof of sponsorship or the ability to self-support maintenance costs for the duration of the award.
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/studentships/studentship-guidance/student-eligibility-requirements/
Applicants who do not fulfill these criteria are not eligible.

Informal enquiries to: Prof Giandomenico Iannetti: [email protected]
If your query regards the application process, please contact Joanna Fryer ([email protected]).

Application procedure:

1. Applications must be made through UCL Admissions via the link below. Applicants should select the programme RRDBISSNPP01 PhD Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology and complete the application as per the guidelines.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply

2. Two academic references must be submitted (by the referee) to Joanna Fryer ([email protected]) by the deadline date.

Please note that automated reference requests are also sent to the referees named in the online application once it has been submitted. Do advise your referees that they do not need to respond to the automated request if they have already submitted their reference by email to Joanna Fryer.

Closing date: Midday, 18 July 2016
Shortlisted candidates only will be notified by e-mail - interviews will be conducted at the end of the week commencing 18th July 2016.

Funding Notes

Eligibility: this award funds home/EU UCL fee level and London minimum stipend of £16K (living costs, this stipend is not taxed) for 4 years. To apply, you need to hold an undergraduate or Masters degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) and meet the MRC residency criteria. UK residents are eligible for a full award (fees plus maintenance stipend). EU residents may be eligible for a fees-only award (see below) but must provide proof of sponsorship or the ability to self-support maintenance costs for the duration of the award.
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/studentships/studentship-guidance/student-eligibility-requirements/
Applicants who do not fulfill these criteria are not eligible.

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