[Comp-neuro] PhD Studentships in Neurotechnology at Imperial College London

Simon Schultz s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Nov 28 16:45:04 CET 2014


*4-year studentships available in the Imperial College EPSRC Centre for 
Doctoral Training in Neurotechnology for Life and Health*

*Ten fully-funded studentships are now available for start in October 
2015. *

Neurotechnology is the use of insights and tools from engineering, 
mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology to investigate neural 
function and treat dysfunction.  Brain-related illnesses affect more 
than two billion people worldwide, and the numbers are growing. Reducing 
this burden is a major challenge for society. The Centre for Doctoral 
Training in Neurotechnology for Life and Health will train a new 
generation of multidisciplinary researchers at the interface of 
neuroscience and engineering, to address this challenge.

The Centre spans the Faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences and 
Medicine at Imperial, with investigators from the Departments of 
Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic 
Engineering, Computing, Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences, and the 
Division of Brain Sciences. Directed by Dr Simon Schultz, Prof Bill 
Wisden and Prof Paul Matthews, it intends to admit approximately 14 
students per year. All research projects will involve a team of 
supervisors, each of whom will bring complementary expertise to the 
project. In addition to researchers from across Imperial College, the 
Centre involves twenty industry and charity partners, as well as 
satellite research groups at the Crick Institute and the University of 
Oxford.

Studentships begin with a one-year MRes in Neurotechnology, which forms 
an integral part of the four year training programme. During this year, 
students will take 3 months of taught courses specially developed for 
the CDT, followed by laboratory rotations as part of a single research 
training project. After the first year, students enter the PhD phase 
having developed the interdisciplinary and technical skills to thrive in 
a cutting edge research environment, and make the most impact with their 
PhD.

*Who should apply*
Applicants should be seeking to undertake a /multidisciplinary /4-year 
research training programme at the interface between neuroscience and 
engineering. Candidates should have, or expect to obtain, a first or 
upper second class degree, or non-UK equivalent, in an engineering or 
physical sciences discipline. Students with a biological or medical 
sciences background will be considered in exceptional circumstances, 
provided they can demonstrate substantial quantitative skills.

All studentships are open to UK or EU applicants who meet EPSRC 
eligibility criteria (see 
www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility 
<http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility>). A limited 
number of places is also available to UK or EU applicants, with no 
residency criteria.

International (ie non UK/EU) candidates may be considered for the CDT 
programme *if they can provide their own full funding*for the 4 years.

*Funding*
Studentships cover tuition fees and a tax free stipend of approximately 
£16,000 per year. A generous annual allowance is provided for research 
consumables and for conference attendance.

*How to Apply*

Visit www.imperial.ac.uk/neurotechnology/cdt 
<http://www.imperial.ac.uk/neurotechnology/cdt>for more information on 
the CDT as well as details of projects available and how to 
apply.*Application deadline: 30^th January 2015*.




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Simon R Schultz
Reader in Neurotechnology & Royal Society Industry Fellow
Neural Coding Laboratory: http://www.schultzlab.org
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Director, Imperial College Centre for Neurotechnology
Administrator: Dr Kate Hobson, Phone: +44 207 594 5101
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/neurotechnology
EU Neural Engineering Marie Curie ITN: http://www.neural-engineering.eu
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