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PhD Studentship: Sensorimotor Neuroscience


Location:  UK Other
Closing Date:  Friday 12 January 2024
Reference:  SCI231

Supervisors: Prof. Stephen Jackson (Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK) and Prof. Edward de Haan (Donders Institute, The Netherlands)

Subject Area:  Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Physiology, Anatomy.

Project Description:

The PhD studentship would focus on developing a mechanistic understanding the processes involved in neural entrainment, including the possibility of cross-modal entrainment and the use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to produce entrainment. A second focus might be to develop the use of transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation to investigate the role played by deep brain structures (e.g., insula, cingulate cortex, amygdala) in common brain health conditions. We anticipate that student would be trained in the use of EEG/MEG recording and analysis techniques and in the use of transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation.

This studentship would suit somebody with an honours level undergraduate degree in experimental psychology, neuroscience, or a related subject. An appropriate masters level degree and/or previous experience with brain imaging (e.g., MRI, EEG, MEG) or brain stimulation (e.g., TMS) techniques would be an advantage.

The PhD would ideally start in February 2024 and is funded by the Science Faculty of the University of Nottingham and the Donders Institute, The Netherlands. We envisage that the student would largely be based in Nottingham with the possibility of spending time at the Donders Institute.

Terms and Conditions:  The studentship is open to UK citizens; it will offer a stipend of £18,622 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress. Successful applicant will also receive £1,000 RTSG per annum to support their research.

How to Apply

All applications are to be made directly to the University, selecting PhD Psychology (36 months duration) as the course. Please apply at:

In the research proposal section please only include “Stephen Jackson’s advertised PhD position” in the title. Please note, the application will not be considered if you fail to do so. 

You are required to upload the following documents to your application:

1.    A CV.

2.    A cover letter.

3.    Two reference.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Stephen Jackson, Edward de Haan 

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