PhD Studentship fMRI investigation of MS cognition

To start first quarter 2013

A fully funded PhD studentship is available for fMRI investigation of cognition in multiple sclerosis. This studentship will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop skills in a range of MRI techniques, as well as knowledge of cognitive neuropsychology in the context of MS.

The supervisor will be Professor Dawn Langdon ( and the Advisor will be Professor Andy Smith. There will be work with patients and relatives to collect cognitive performance and questionnaire data. The first year will include an international collaboration with University of Brussels. Some international travel will be required and MR scanning is likely to be in the evenings or Saturday mornings on occasion, in line with participant preferences.

To apply, please send a CV and statement of interest to Professor Dawn Langdon at Informal enquiries are also welcomed. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 10th December 2012. Interviews will be on Monday 17th December 2012.

The Department of Psychology was ranked 7th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and is consistently amongst the top rated Psychology departments in UK University rankings.  The department has over thirty members of academic staff and some 25 post-graduate research (PhD) students.  We offer a vibrant research community and excellent facilities including a research designated functional imaging unit.  The department is part of The South East Doctoral Training Centre which unites the Universities of Royal Holloway, Kent, Reading, and Surrey in providing outstanding postgraduate training in the M25 region through ESRC funding.

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