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PhD position in Sydney (EEG frequency-tagging, sensory-motor entrainment to rhythms)

Australian PhD position in systems neuroscience: neural mechanisms of sensory-motor entrainment to rhythms

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development (Western Sydney University, Australia) seeks applications from highly motivated graduates to undertake a PhD. 

The PhD student will work with Dr Sylvie Nozaradan and Professor Peter Keller on a project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) entitled “How musical rhythms entrain the human brain: neural mechanisms of perception-action coupling”.  The project investigates the neural mechanisms that underpin the ability to perceive and synchronize to rhythmic inputs. These mechanisms will be examined by recording electroencephalographic (EEG) and behavioural indices of entrainment to rhythms in healthy humans. The focus will be on signal processing methods that track the neural activity related to rhythms by means of a frequency-tagging approach.

The candidate should have experience in designing experiments, collecting and analysing human data using Matlab or equivalent software. The candidate should also have good communication skills in English, and be open to international collaboration (Belgium, France).

The successful candidate will receive a tax free monthly stipend of up to $26,288 AUD per annum for up to 3 years. 

Applications should be sent preferably before September 1st, 2016 (for starting date January 2nd, 2017), but later applications will be considered until the position is filled (see attached flyer for the application procedure).

Please feel free to contact Dr Sylvie Nozaradan (S.Nozaradan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) and Professor Peter Keller (P.Keller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) for further information.

How to apply:

- Submit a scholarship application form, CV, and all other relevant supporting documentation to the Graduate Research School (grs.scholarships@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx before the closing date.

- The application form can be downloaded from the Graduate Research School’s Project Scholarships Page.

For information about the application process, contact MARCS Institute Executive Officer Craig Purcell: c.purcell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx+61 2 9772 6585

Peter Keller | Professor & Research Program Leader: Music Cognition & Action
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development
Western Sydney University

Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia | Phone: +61 2 9772 6722