PhD - Opportunity Investigating the Causal Role of Brain Oscillations in Top-down Control

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
24 May 2021
University of Nottingham
3 years

Project Details

We are currently recruiting a PhD candidate to join the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Domenica Veniero.

The general topic of study will be how brain oscillations can shape human behaviour. More specifically, the candidate will investigate how brain rhythms generated within higher-level cortical areas are responsible for changes in primary areas, e.g., primary visual and motor cortex. To investigate the topic, the candidate will be mainly using EEG and brain stimulation (TMS).

The successful candidate will be based in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. The studentship is funded by the Faculty of Science and will provide a stipend to cover living costs and will cover Home University fees (Stipend £ 15,609, Home fee estimated £4,496). International students are welcome to apply, but the studentship will not cover international fees.

Person Criteria

Essential: the ideal candidate must have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience and data analysis. Desirable: experience with signal processing and/or collecting data using EEG; experience with Matlab and software packages such as PsychoPy.

How to Apply

All applications are to be made directly to the University, selecting PhD Psychology (36 months duration) as the course (please click here to apply). In the research proposal section please include “Domenica Veniero advertised PhD position” in the title. No research proposal is required. You are required to upload the following documents to your application:

  • C.V.
  • Short personal statement about why the candidate is interested in doing a PhD, how the ideas outlined in the advert align with the candidate’s interests and if any previous research experience is relevant to this studentship.
  • Either two references (in a non-editable format, on headed paper and signed by the referee) or the details of two referees that we can contact). One of the references must be academic.

Contact Details

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Domenica Veniero (

If you have any questions about the application process through MyNottingham, please contact for further advice.