[Comp-neuro] FINAL CALL: 26 PhD positions (CogNovo International Training Network)

Thomas Wennekers thomas.wennekers at plymouth.ac.uk
Thu Nov 14 14:34:58 CET 2013


Dear All

The deadline for 26PhD studentships at the Cognition Institute (Plymouth University, UK)

is approaching. These are 14 EU-funded Marie Curie early career research posts and 12 PhD

studentships funded by Plymouth University. Many of these posts are in areas relevant to

subscribers of this email list, e.g., Experimental, Cognitive and Computational

Neuroscience, or Robotics.

The general adverts are included below. Details of each individual PhD project can be

found at http://www.cognovo.eu

In case of questions about particular projects, prospective students are invited to contact

members of the supervisory teams listed on the respective project pages.

Regards

Thomas

PS: Please note that the eligibility criteria differ between both types of posts below due

to requirements by the funders. Candidates that satisfy both sets of criteria can apply

for both types of posts.

Plymouth University Research Studentships (PhD): 12 positions

Cognition Institute | Plymouth University

Fixed term 36 months, starting 1st April 2014

Twelve University-funded PhD positions are available on the CogNovo project.

CogNovo is an Innovative Doctoral Programme funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University to foster research in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo offers transdisciplinary research training that combines scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition, and their application in sustainable technological and social innovation.

Selected candidates will be registered for a comprehensive PhD programme that includes specialised research on specific topics, as well as training workshops covering experimental methods, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, humanities and human values, experimental psychology, creative arts, cognitive robotics and entrepreneurship. CogNovo also offers secondment possibilities to academic and commercial partners across the world.

Candidates should apply for specific projects, indicating their top 3 choices.

For further details of CogNovo and the research projects available, please see: www.cognovo.eu<http://www.cognovo.eu>. Application forms are available for download from the website.

Eligibility: An excellent 1st degree, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential. Specific educational prerequisites vary and are indicated in the project web-pages. More information on individual projects can be found on the CogNovo Projects Page.

These positions are open to all UK and EU citizens with appropriate qualifications. Applicants who are normally required to pay overseas fees may also apply, but will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £9,790 per annum). For more details on university studentships, please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/postgraduate<http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/postgraduate>.

University studentships include full Home/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £13,726 per annum.

Submitting an application: Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the studentship, C.V. and 2 academic references to Catherine Johnson, Faculty of Science and Technology Research Office, Room A425, Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA or e-mail catherine.johnson at plymouth.ac.uk<mailto:catherine.johnson at plymouth.ac.uk>.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 30 November 2013

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in January/February 2014. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by March 2014 should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Marie Curie Early Career Research Fellowships (PhD): 14 positions

Cognition Institute | Plymouth University

Fixed term 36 months, starting 1st April 2014

The CogNovo project is offering fourteen early career research fellowships.

CogNovo is an Innovative Doctoral Programme funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University to foster research in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo offers transdisciplinary research training that combines scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition, and their application in sustainable technological and social innovation.

Selected candidates will be registered for a comprehensive PhD programme that includes specialised research on specific topics, as well as training workshops covering experimental methods, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, humanities and human values, experimental psychology, creative arts, cognitive robotics and entrepreneurship. CogNovo also offers secondment opportunities to academic and commercial partners across the world.

Candidates should apply for specific projects, indicating their top 3 choices.

For further details of CogNovo and the research projects available, please see: www.cognovo.eu<http://www.cognovo.eu>. Application forms are available for download from the website.

Eligibility: Marie Curie funding is intended to promote mobility of early career researchers within the research community; candidates are only eligible for these posts if they have not been resident within the UK for more than 12 months within the 3 years prior to 1 April 2104.

An excellent 1st degree, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential. Specific educational prerequisites vary and are indicated in the project web-pages. More information on individual projects can be found on the CogNovo Projects Page.

Salary: from £35,000, including living and mobility allowance.

Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the studentship, C.V. and 2 academic references to Catherine Johnson, Faculty of Science and Technology Research Office, Room A425, Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA or e-mail catherine.johnson at plymouth.ac.uk<mailto:catherine.johnson at plymouth.ac.uk>.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 30 November 2013

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in January/February 2014. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by March 2014 should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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