Come do a PhD!
We will be support competitive PhD applications this year through the SeNSS ESRC program (international and UK students) and 4 year Sussex Neuroscience PhD program (UK students only). You can study decisions and their neural basis. These might include social cognition, social incentives, social influence, altruism / prosocial behaviour, information avoidance, or emotional processing. You can study healthy individuals or issues relating to neurological and mental health.
A student will receive training in all aspects of their PhD and be championed in their career development. We offer training in behavioural, computational, neuroimaging, pharmacological and physiological methodology.
Get in touch with the lab Dr Dan Campbell-Meiklejohn (email@example.com) in the first instance. Send your CV and a short (250 words max) statement of your interests. If we have the right fit, you will be supported in your applications. SeNSS studentships at Sussex will cover international or home fees and a full stipend. Both cover EU/Home fees and stipend. Deadline for SeNSS applications will be to the School of Psychology initially, with deadlines in mid January. Deadline for 4-year Sussex Neuroscience PhDs will be March 1st.
If you are self funded or have other funding for your PhD, you can apply any time.
The Social Decision Lab? Our lab studies uses many methods in your training and our research environment is rich. We have a wonderful collaborative neuroscience network, two research MRI scanners with PhD MRI scanning funding available, and dedicated behavioural and pharmacological testing space. We have psychophysiology, EEG, and TMS facilities. Our school ranks high in UK research universities with particularly strong ratings on impact. Our university-wide network includes world leaders in the study of international development, consciousness, memory, attention, learning, interoception, addiction and clinical research. Brighton is a wonderful, dynamic, progressive and colourful place to spend your graduate training (and 50 minutes on a train from the centre of London).
All PhD graduates from the Social Decision Lab have gone on to work in postdoctoral positions in prestigious institutions or obtained independent fellowships.