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PhD studentship available on sleep

Posted on 10 March 2017

We’re looking to recruit a PhD student to join the Sleep, Language and Memory lab, under the supervision of Dr Lisa Henderson and Prof Gareth Gaskell.

The PhD would be focussed on examining memory consolidation impairments in individuals with sleep apnoea, and how these impairments respond to sleep apnoea treatment. The PhD would be co-supervised by consultant physician John White from York Hospital, and funded by the White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. It would involve running overnight EEG studies with adult participants with and without diagnoses of sleep apnoea in the Department’s state-of-the-art sleep laboratory.

Funding Notes

Depending on prior experience, this studentship is available as either a 1+3 or a +3 basis. Students on a 1+3 programme will undertake the UoY’s Masters in Social Research, covering ESRC’s core training requirements. Funding will cover: (i) a tax-free stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£14,296 for 2016-2017), (ii) research costs, and (iii) tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Full studentships are available to UK and EU students who meet the ESRC residency requirements (for further details see the ESRC Funding Guide, page 9 and Annex 1). Students from EU countries who do not meet the ESRC residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Your eligibility for the studentship will be assessed once you submit a formal application.


BSc degree in Psychology, Biology, Medical Sciences or a related discipline at 2.1 or above, with excellent project mark (completed or expected by October 2017); previous experience with designing research studies and collecting data from human participants; firm interest in sleep, memory and/or clinical practice.

Relevant Masters degree; experience of conducting research on sleep and/or in a clinical context; experience of recruiting adults for research studies; experience and knowledge of sleep or wake-based EEG, including methodology and analysis; excellent grades in research design and/or statistics.

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Closing date: 28th April 2017