Job ID: 5345

Ph.D. Student in Glasgow/UK

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 28 February 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 October 2021

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Glasgow

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Department: SIPBS


A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship is available to work with Dr Shuzo Sakata at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK.

Our group has been investigating state-dependent information processing in the brain by combining a range of techniques, including in vivo high-density electrophysiological recording, Ca2+ imaging, optogenetics, behavioural analysis and computational approaches.

In this PhD project, we will investigate whether and how manipulating brain states can modify Alzheimer’s disease pathology in mice by utilising state-of-the-art neurophotonic technologies.

This project is funded by the Strathclyde Research Excellence Award scheme and will be aligned with an international consortium project, DEEPER, funded from the EU’s Horizon 2020 ( by closely collaborating with Professor Keith Mathieson at the Institute of Photonics.

A successful candidate should have or expect to have an Honours Degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Neuroscience or related fields. Experience with coding (Python or MATLAB) and/or in vivo experiments will be advantageous. In the first instance, candidates may send their application to Dr Shuzo Sakata (, including a CV and a cover letter, detailing their motivation for this PhD project and their career goal.

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