Neuroscience PhD Studentships- Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL

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Closing Date
17 Nov 2019
£22,278 per annum
University College London UK
four-year programme

Fully-funded Neuroscience PhD Studentships at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour

Why study at SWC?

We will provide intensive training in experimental techniques, including imaging, physiology, molecular, and behavioural methods in systems neuroscience. First-year students will build their own two-photon microscope, implement a 1,000 channel in vivo recording system, design viral tools for circuit tracing, and develop a closed-loop behaviour assay.

We will provide a comprehensive introduction to theoretical and systems neuroscience. Gatsby and SWC students will overlap extensively during their first year with the opportunity to maintain these contacts throughout their PhD.

You will live and work in central London, the highest concentration of neuroscience research in the world. The SWC PhD is your opportunity to receive world-class training as a neuroscientist and launch a career in academia or industry.

SWC students are fully funded and will receive an annual stipend of £22,278, equivalent to the Wellcome PhD programme.

SWC also covers the cost of tuition fees for UK, EU, and international students.

The programme

The SWC PhD is a four-year programme. The first year includes a semester of coursework and three laboratory rotations. A PhD project and advisor are selected at the beginning of the second year.

Entry requirements

A keen interest in Neuroscience, coupled with an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, Life Sciences or related degrees such as Physics, Maths or Computer Science at a minimum of upper second-class UK Bachelor’s level or overseas equivalent.

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Contact Details

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