BBSRC MRes/PhD Studentship – Evolutionary arms races in “3-DDoctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship code: IN047
Dr Candy Rowe, Dr Jenny Read and Dr Claire Rind, Newcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience
This studentship is sponsored by BBSRC as part of the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)
4 years from September 2012 (1-year Masters and a 3-year PhD)
For project details, see http://www.jennyreadresearch.com/jobs/bbsrc-phd-studentship/
Depending on how you meet the BBSRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,590 (2011/12). A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only.
Applicants must hold, or be expected to obtain, a 2i or first class degree in a relevant biology subject (e.g. Biology, Zoology, Neuroscience, Animal Behaviour). We are looking for a student who is dedicated to science, who is highly motivated and able to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience of working with animals (preferably in a laboratory environment), designing and conducting behavioural experiments, and have excellent analytical and communication skills. Computational skills or some training in neurophysiology would be an advantage.
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form inserting the reference number IN047 and selecting ‘ Master of Research/Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences) – Neuroscience’ as the programme of study. Only mandatory fields need to be completed (no personal statement required) and a covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number IN047, state how your interests and experience relate to the project and explain why this project in particular appeals to you.
Mrs Helen Stewart
Institute of Neuroscience
NE2 4HH Newcastle Upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 222 8244
Fax: 0191 222 5227
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