PhD opportunities
Neural Systems Group, Institute of Neuroscience 




PhD positions are available in the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the laboratory of Prof. Alexander Thiele. Work in the lab focuses on the mechanisms, networks, and the neurotransmitters involved in visual attention. The work involves primate fMRI, psychophysics, and multiple channel electrophysiological recordings with simultaneous application of various neurotransmitters/neuromodulators. The exact project will depend on the interests and experience of the successful applicant. Candidates should have a strong interest in visual psychophysics, electrophysiology, neuropharmacology and fMRI. Computer and programming skills (especially Matlab and C) are desirable, but can be acquired during the PhD. The post is available with immediate  effect and will be supported  for 3 years. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

Please mail or e-mail a CV, letter of intent, and the names and email addresses of 2-4 references to:

Prof. A Thiele.
School of Biology,
Henry Wellcome Building,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE2 4HH
UK
(e-mail:
alex.thiele@ncl.ac.uk).