[Comp-neuro] PhD opportunities at QBI

Geoffrey Goodhill g.goodhill at uq.edu.au
Sun Apr 7 12:59:59 CEST 2013

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is seeking exceptional and highly motivated PhD candidates to undertake high quality neuroscience research at its state-of-the-art facility located on The University of Queensland's (UQ) St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Australia.  Candidates should have an exceptional undergraduate academic record.

Applications close on 31 May, 2013. Selected candidates will be invited to the QBI for interview.

QBI is one of UQ’s flagship research institutes, with 32 different labs and a total staff of over 300, including approximately 100 PhD students. Areas of particular interest include

Computation and neuronal circuits 
Cognition and behaviour 
Sensory systems
Synaptic function 
Neuronal development and connectivity
Neurogenesis and neuronal survival
Genetics and epigenetics

More information about QBI can be found at http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/index.html

QBI offers PhD scholarships valued at AU$29,653 per annum (indexed annually, tax exempt, currently AU$29,653 = US$30,920) for 3 years with a possible 6 month extension.

UQ has been approved to participate in the Australian Government’s new Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) system by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.  The SVP will benefit international students by enabling simpler documentation requirements and much faster visa issuing times.  If you are an international student, you must meet Immigration’s requirements under the SVP.

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in science, or equivalent, and a determination to undertake significant research. Successful candidates can commence on 1 October, 2013 once all admission requirements have been met. For further information on the Basis of Admission to a UQ research higher degree, please visit http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/our-research-degrees.  Successful applicants must accept and commence within 6 months of receiving the award.

Please review the research interests of QBI Group Leaders at: http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/group-leaders and make direct contact with a Group Leader working in an area of interest to you.  The Group Leader will work with you to develop your application for submission to QBI.

UQ is one of the top 3 universities in Australia, with 35,000 students. Brisbane is a cosmopolitan city with a population of 2 million. It has a subtropical climate and is close to world famous beaches and tropical rainsforests. 

Further information can be obtained by emailing Ms Janet Voight, Manager, Postgraduate Student Administration (qbistudents at uq.edu.au) at the QBI or visit the UQ Graduate School website for full terms and conditions http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school.

You may also direct informal enquiries to me.

Professor Geoffrey J Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics & Physics
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3346 6431
Fax:   +61 7 3346 6301
Email: g.goodhill at uq.edu.au

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