Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Edinburgh/UK

13 October 2020

Ph.D. Student in Edinburgh/UK

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Wellcome Trust Four-year PhD Programme in Translational Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh

We are currently offering up to 6 fully funded studentships to start in September 2021 and invite applications from students worldwide.

The Translational Neuroscience programme combines scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment and support for trainees.

Created and delivered by Edinburgh Neuroscience, our vision is to equip a cohort of non-clinical neuroscientists with expertise in rigorous, cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge neuroscience combined with a deep understanding of clinical brain disorders across the lifespan.

Our programme addresses the lack of opportunity for non-clinical neuroscientists to gain expertise in the complex challenges of clinical research by meeting and interacting with patients and their representatives, and covering the key methodologies required to close translational gaps, including disease modelling, biomarker discovery, experimental and clinical trial design.

In year one, alongside bespoke discussion sessions, students undertake 3 mini-project rotations and then develop their own PhD projects, which start from year 2. They also undertake clinic visits and are taught by both basic and clinical academics.

Edinburgh Neuroscience brings together neuroscience researchers from across the University of Edinburgh, from fundamental, clinical, psychological and informatics arenas to provide an outstanding collegiate and dynamic environment in which to undertake cutting-edge research. We are perfectly placed to provide a unique training experience that encourages interaction across disciplines and the life-course.

Application Deadline: Monday 30 November 2020
Interviews: Monday 25 January 2021
Programme start: September 2021

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University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Neuroscience

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Jane Haley
1 George Square
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH 8 9JZ

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