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 Master 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 communication 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 (AUD$27,082 per annum tax-free for three years) are available for suitably qualified candidates.
Refer to the Important information about applying for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship.