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Location University of the Sunshine Coast, Thompson Institute
App. deadline 03/01/2018
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Australian residents only

Thompson Institute PhD Scholarship

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute at the University of the Sunshine Coast is seeking to recruit two PhD students to work on multimodal neuroimaging projects in the areas of youth mental health and suicide prevention.

The scholarships are available from January 2018 and the planned studies will employ cutting-edge neuroimaging methods (EEG, MRI, DTI, MRS fMRI) combined with quantitative data analysis with a special focus on biomarker profiling and explicating mechanisms that underpin psychiatric conditions.

Candidates should have an Honours or Masters degree in Science, Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, Biomedical engineering or a related field and a strong interest in the key areas of cognitive neuroscience that are relevant for the research, coupled with strong computational skills (e.g., FSL, SPM, Python, Matlab).

Candidates are expected to have excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal. Experience with neuroimaging techniques (e.g., MRI/EEG) and related analyses are highly desirable as well as a demonstrated an ability to work with youth and adult cohorts.

Onsite research facilities at the Thompson institute include: 3T MRI including MR compatible EEG, 2 multimodal EEG labs including eye tracking and autonomic nervous system measures, brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS) labs, and neurofeedback.

Full-time postgraduate scholarships valued at AUD$27,082 per annum tax-free for three years (full-time) are available for suitably qualified candidates.

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