DEFINE-funded PhD in Psychology: Novel Genetic Models for Brain Disorders
Molecular genetics studies led by workers in Cardiff have revealed gene variants markedly increasing risk for psychiatric disorder. The current research opportunity will investigate how these genetic changes can translate into biological effects that increase disease risk. The work will focus on in vivo electrophysiological investigations of brain network activity and behaviour in novel rodent models. The research project will be embedded within a major strategic award from the Wellcome Trust based in Cardiff, DEFINE. DEFINE is a multidisciplinary programme that co-ordinates analyses of genetically driven disease targets across people and a range of animal and cellular model systems. The successful candidate will contribute to and benefit from close interactions with other members of the DEFINE programme who provide expertise in psychiatry, molecular genetics, human and animal imaging, behavioural neuroscience, electrophysiology and a range of stem cell based cellular approaches including ESC and iPSC methods. The work will be supervised by Professors Lawrence Wilkinson and Jeremy Hall in Cardiff and Dr Matt Jones in Bristol. Dr Jones is a key external collaborator on DEFINE and the in vivo electrophysiological investigations will be carried out in his lab in Bristol.
How to Apply
Consideration is automatic on applying for the Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), with a start date ofJanuary 2017 via Cardiff University's Online Application Service. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from DEFINE.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.
Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.
To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.