Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Brighton/UK

04 October 2019

Ph.D. Student in Brighton/UK

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Two PhD student positions in Neuroscience are available at the University of Sussex from 1 February 2020. The PhD positions will develop within the project “Peripheral Olfactory Coding: Information Processing outside the Brain” funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This project will investigate early olfactory coding in the model system of the fruit fly Drosophila. Successful candidates will work in one of two areas, depending on interest: Single sensillum recordings (SSRs) on olfactory receptors or behavioural experiments in a wind tunnel. They will be involved in the entire work from experimental design, practical experimentation, selection and execution of data analysis and, depending on interest, computational interpretation in models. You will work closely with Dr Mario Pannunzi, Prof Thomas Nowotny and Prof George Kemenes on this project.
Candidates should have an MSc or equivalent in natural sciences, ideally in the area of Neuroscience, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. In addition, strong analytical skills and fluency in English are essential for this project. Interest and skills to work in a multi-disciplinary and extensively networked project are important.
UK/EU fees and a living allowance in line with UK Research Council rates, currently £15,009 in 2019-20 and rising in line with inflation in future years are available.
You will join the exciting interdisciplinary environment of Sussex Neuroscience and the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics. Please apply through, selecting “Neuroscience PhD” and Thomas Nowotny as the preferred supervisor. Please include a recent CV detailing your academic record and your research experience and a statement of motivation in your application. (At this stage you do not need to upload copies of your diplomas or letters of reference.)

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3 years
University of Sussex

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Thomas Nowotny
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QJ

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