[Comp-neuro] PhD opportunities at the Queensland Brain Institute

Geoffrey Goodhill g.goodhill at uq.edu.au
Fri Aug 8 03:19:02 CEST 2014

PhD Positions at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland

Application deadline Oct 1st 2014

The Queensland Brain Institute (www.qbi.uq.edu.au) is seeking exceptional and highly motivated PhD candidates to undertake neuroscience research at its state-of-the-art building located at The University of Queensland’s (UQ) St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Australia. UQ has 45,000 students (12,000 postgraduate) and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.

QBI is one of UQ’s flagship research institutes, with researchers working to understand the fundamental mechanisms of brain function, and applying such research to the development of new therapeutics to combat diseases where brain function is compromised. The Institute’s multidisciplinary environment is home to more than 400 staff and students. Key areas of interest include:
• Ageing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
• Cognition and Behaviour
• Computation and Neuronal Circuits
• Neurogenesis and Neuronal Survival
• Genetics and Epigenetics
• Neuronal Development and Connectivity
• Sensory Systems
• Synaptic Function

Since establishment in 2003 QBI researchers have published >1200 papers in the world’s foremost journals, including 460 in the past 2 years. QBI is 100 metres from UQ's Centre for Advanced imaging (www.cai.uq.edu.au), which houses 7T human and 16.4T animal MRI scanners.

Scholarships and Remuneration

QBI offers full-time PhD scholarships for outstanding Australian and International students (living allowance AU$25,392 per annum, indexed annually, tax exempt) for 3 years with a possible 6 month extension. In addition, QBI supports high quality domestic and international applicants in their nomination to The University of Queensland’s competitive scholarship rounds (three rounds per year). A QBI top-up scholarship of $5,000 per annum may also be available to successful candidates.

Candidates should have a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, molecular biology, bioscience, psychology, genetics, physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or a related discipline. Strong academic performance, the commitment to conduct high quality neuroscience research, and published output are highly desirable. 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 an award.

Enquiries and Applications

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 greatest interest to you, providing your detailed academic resume and complete academic records (including GPA scores/grades, and grading scale details). The Group Leader will work with you to develop your application for submission to QBI.

Applications close on 1 October, 2014

Professor Geoffrey J Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics & Physics
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Email: g.goodhill at uq.edu.au

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