Thursday, April 13, 2017

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Scholarship at Curtin University in Australia in 2017





A PhD stipend through Curtin University under Dr Matthew Albrecht is available for a student interested in conducting research on animal models of psychiatric disorders. Specifically, the project involves behavioural and electrophysiological assessment of developmental models of schizophrenia. The interaction of the model with other developmental, behavioural, pharmacological or therapeutic interventions will also be investigated. While the project's inception is schizophrenia focussed, the model has relevance for a range of psychiatric disorders including autism, ageing disorders, and mood disorders. A range of opportunities exist for the successful applicant, including possible travel to the US to work with collaborators there.


Student type
  • Future Students
Faculty
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Gender
Non-gender specific
Nationality
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International students
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded
1
Value
The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $26,682.00 AUD for a maximum of 3 years.

Eligible courses
A minimum of a Bachelor Degree (Honours) or higher in neuroscience, neurophysiology, neuro-/psycho-pharmacology, pharmacy, electrophysiology, biomedical sciences, animal behaviour, psychology or a related field. A background in more peripherally unrelated fields (e.g., computer science, philosophy, engineering) may also considered if the candidate can show a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience.
The candidate will be enrolled through the School of Public Health and will be located primarily at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute.

Eligibility criteria
Required:
- 1st or upper 2nd class Honours, a Master Degree or equivalent
- Willingness to work with, and perform surgery on rodents (training will be provided) and a strong interest in Neurosciences, Neuro-/Psycho- pharmacology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biological Psychology etc.

Desirable:
- Animal behaviour
- Animal or human electrophysiology
- Biological models of psychiatric disorders
- Immune system functioning and inflammation
- Computational/statistical strengths
- Psycho-/behavioural Pharmacology

Applications open: 06/04/2017
Applications close: 28/04/2017





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