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Ph.D. Student in OXFORD/UK

21 February 2020

Ph.D. Student in OXFORD/UK

Job ID
26732
Place
OXFORD/UK

Description

A PhD position focusing on network dynamics supporting memory-guided behaviour is available from the start of academic year 2020/21 for 3 years and will be supervised by Dr David Dupret at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford. The overall aim of the studentship project is to investigate the temporal coordination and dynamic interaction of neuronal activities distributed across multiple memory circuits. In this project, the student will first conduct neurophysiology experiments combining in vivo brain activity recordings with (closed-loop) optogenetic interventions in behaving mice, focusing on maladaptive memories caused by experience of drugs of abuse. The student will then conduct multivariate data analyses of the recorded spike trains and local field potentials to reveal the neuronal correlates underlying drug-seeking behaviour. Interested candidates should possess, or expect to receive, a 1st class or upper 2nd class degree (or equivalent) in a related scientific discipline, e.g. biology, physics, medicine, computer science, engineering, mathematics. Previous experience in neuroscience research (notably using rodent behaviour) as well as data analysis (notably using Python) is essential. More detailed information can be found here: https://www.mrcbndu.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/mrc-funded-phd-studentship-neuroscience-dupret-group

Job Information

Closing date:
2020-04-22
Employment start date:
2020-10-01
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit

Contact Information

David Dupret
Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TH, UK.
Phone
0044 (0)1865281120
Email
david.dupret@pharm.ox.ac.uk
Website
http://www.mrcbndu.ox.ac.uk

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