PhD studentship in Systems Neuroscience and Neurophotonics

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
28 Feb 2021
stipend at UKRI rate
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences University of Strathclyde 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0RE UK
3 years
A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship is available to work with Dr Shuzo Sakata at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. Our group has been investigating state-dependent information processing in the brain by combining a range of techniques, including in vivo high-density electrophysiological recording, Ca2+ imaging, optogenetics, behavioural analysis and computational approaches. In this PhD project, we will investigate whether and how manipulating brain states can modify Alzheimer’s disease pathology in mice by utilising state-of-the-art neurophotonic technologies. This project is funded by the Strathclyde Research Excellence Award scheme and will be aligned with an international consortium project, DEEPER, funded from the EU’s Horizon 2020 ( by closely collaborating with Professor Keith Mathieson at the Institute of Photonics.

Further Information

A successful candidate should have or expect to have an Honours Degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Neuroscience or related fields. Experience with coding (Python or MATLAB) and/or in vivo experiments will be advantageous. In the first instance, candidates may send their application to Dr Shuzo Sakata (, including a CV and a cover letter, detailing their motivation for this PhD project and their career goal.

Deadline for applications: 28th February 2021

Contact Details

Dr Shuzo Sakata (