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PhD studentships at University of Sussex, UK

Dear list members,
Applications are been considered for the following DPhil position in auditory memory that 
may be of interest to some members of the list. 

Full Information at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/psychology/1-2-9.html


Auditory Memory (Supervisor: Dr Ben Dyson - B.J.Dyson@xxxxxxxxxxxx )

Applications are invited for a DPhil studentship to work on a project investigating the  
behavioural and neural correlates of auditory memory with Dr. Ben Dyson. The project will 
investigate how sound information is coded and stored within the brain by creating auditory 
scenes using both ecologically valid and artificially constructed events. Potential applications 
include the design of auditory displays and the abatement of hearing problems in the elderly. 
The student will receive training in both behavioural and event-related potential (ERP) 
techniques and applicants with strong interests in auditory cognition and neuroimaging are  
encouraged to apply.


The Department of Psychology at the University of Sussex invites applications for a number 
of DPhil studentships to start in October 2008. In particular, we offer one ESRC quota  
studentship (either as 1+3 or as +3 to candidates with an ESRC-recognised Masters 
qualification), one BBSRC quota studentship, and up to five University-funded graduate 
teaching assistantships.

We welcome applications from outstanding candidates with, or expecting to obtain, a good 
degree in Psychology or a closely related discipline. Candidates may apply to work on a 
project that falls within the research interests of any member of faculty (see
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/psychology/1-4.html and the links to our four research groups
from that page). We particularly encourage applications to work on the specific projects
outlined below. The Department of Psychology was created in 2003 as part of a major
reorganisation of the University. However, Sussex has a strong tradition of research in 
Psychology and the majority of the staff who formed the new department were in 5-rated 
groups in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Since its formation, the department has 
expanded considerably both in faculty numbers and in the facilities available to us. In 
particular, we have well-equipped labs for carrying out research in all our main areas of 
interest, and links with local schools and hospitals that greatly facilitate research, for 
example, on cognitive development and cognitive neuroscience. Labs include those for 
research in cognition, developmental psychology, feeding and drinking, fMRI and PET (in the 
new Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre), human psychophysiology (EEG, GSR, TMS, 
eyetracking), psychoacoustics, psychopharmacology, social psychology, and vision.

At any time we have 50 or more students studying for research degrees. They come from a 
wide variety of backgrounds and countries and make a major contribution to the life of the 
Department. The mutual support provide by members of this group creates an excellent 
environment for students to carry out their doctoral projects. Research students have a desk 
in a shared office, a desktop computer with internet access, and funds and technical support 
for research.

Standard Research Council eligibility requirements apply to ESRC and BBSRC studentships, 
and projects funded by these research councils must fall within their respective remits. 
University GTAs cover stipend and Home/EU fees. Overseas students can apply, but will have 
to pay additional fees. They may apply for an ORSAS grant to cover these additional fees. The 
closing date for ORSAS applications is February 28th. Candidates intending to apply for 
ORSAS funding should contact the department as soon as possible, and well before the 
February 28th deadline.

All applicants are strongly advised to contact their prospective supervisors before preparing 
and submitting an application. Those not applying for one of the projects outlined below will 
be expected to provide a research outline of up to two sides of single-spaced A4.

For details of how to apply see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/publications/pgrad2008/
applying. The closing date for candidates wishing to be considered for funding is March 31st 
2008 (ORSAS deadline earlier, see above). Please state in your application if you are applying 
to work on one of the specified projects.

For general queries please contact either psychgrad@xxxxxxxxxxxx or the Psychology  
Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor, Prof. Alan Garnham