Funded DPhil Studentships



Reference: 13EXPSY – INDIREA – WEB

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 20th December 2013

Fixed term 36 months, starting 1st April 2014

INDIREA – Individualised Diagnostics and Rehabilitation for Attentional Disorders

Overview of the role

There are 4 Fellowship positions which are available for a period of three years from April 2014, tenable at Oxford University, as part of an EU Framework 7 Marie-Curie Initial Training Network entitled INDIREA (Individualised Diagnostics and Rehabilitation for Attentional Disorders).

This overall project aims to develop new diagnostic and rehabilitation procedures for attentional problems in a range of acquired and/or developmental neuropsychological disorders including unilateral neglect, dementia and ADHD. The projects form part of a larger training consortium linked to the Universities of Copenhagen, Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Munich, Magdeburg, TC Dublin) and to a commercial partner (Brain Products). The successful candidate will be registered for DPhil training in Oxford while employed by the University on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network. Candidates will receive training and secondments in labs run by our partners and must be prepared to work in these other labs for periods of time. Candidates must possess a good degree in a relevant subject and it would be useful to have experience in computer programming for experimental control.

The EC funding for this position starts from £38,615 p.a. (€50.200), (depending on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate to be notified by the EC), which includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).

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Candidate Requirements

Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years.

Additionally, you must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when you obtained the degree which would formally entitle you to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

Exceptions to these criteria cannot be made.

The EC funding for this position is a country specific annual allowance (depending on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate to be notified by the EC), which includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).

Candidates will be judged according to how well they meet the following criteria:

Essential

  • A good bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a closely related subject.
  • Excellent record of academic and/or professional achievement.
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to other members of a research team and other partners through oral presentations, meetings, written reports and papers.

Desirable

  • A good master’s degree in Psychology or a closely related subject.
  • Proven skills in numerical analysis using Matlab.
  • Experience of neuropsychology

Further full particulars for this post and details of the projects available can be obtained by clicking the APPLY button below

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