PhD in the lab
We will be support competitive PhD applications this year through the 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. The lab offers training in behavioural, computational, neuroimaging, pharmacological and physiological methodology.
Get in touch with the lab Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. 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 interests are diverse. We have a wonderful collaborative neuroscience network, two research MRI scanners with funded PhD MRI scanning slots often available, and dedicated behavioural and pharmacological testing space. We have psychophysiology, EEG, eyetracking, 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 city to spend your graduate training nestled between the sea and the countryside (and 50 minutes on a train from the centre of London if you want it).
All PhD graduates from the Social Decision Lab have gone on to work in postdoctoral positions in prestigious institutions or obtained independent fellowships.