Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the rapidly expanding field of infant neuroimaging. The project’s goals are to understand how cognitive functions emerge, and to address the pressing clinical problem of detecting which infants with perinatal brain injury will develop atypical cognitive function to facilitate focused and timely intervention.
The project will characterize the development of brain systems in the first year after birth using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It will require an interdisciplinary synthesis across fields, including models of brain function from cognitive neuroscience, MRI acquisition, and data analysis with machine learning. Experience in each of these areas, or a willingness and aptitude to learn them, is essential. You will hold a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology, computer science, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.
You will be based at the prestigious Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, on Trinity College’s campus in the heart of Dublin, which houses 3T and 7T MRI scanners and has strong clinical collaborations. The successful candidate will join an exciting and dynamic research team and will be encouraged to develop their knowledge, technical skills and transferable skills.
The PhD will be directly supervised by Rhodri Cusack, the incoming Thomas Mitchell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience.
To apply, please send before April 1, 2017, the following items by email to rhodri [at] cusacklab.org with the subject line PHD17:
* a cover letter explaining why this project interest you and what you will bring to it
* your curriculum vitae
* your transcript or grades (unofficial is fine at this stage)
* the names of three referees with email addresses and phone numbers
For further details:
* Cusack laboratory http://www.cusacklab.org
* Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience http://www.tcd.ie/Neuroscience
* Trinity College http://www.tcd.ie (video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8evbCLVepg)