[Eeglablist] PhD Studentships available at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers University – Newark

Travis Baker travis.e.baker.phd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 13:27:48 PDT 2017

PhD Studentships available

*Deadline: December 15, 2017*

The Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at *Rutgers
University – Newark* is inviting students to apply to its *Behavioral and
Neural Sciences *Graduate Program for the 2018 admissions cycle.

CMBN’s mission is to advance understanding of the brain’s structure and
function through excellence in neuroscience research and training. We
believe this goal can only be reached through an integrative approach that
cuts across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Thus, CMBN
researchers combine molecular, electrophysiological, optogenetics,
neurochemical, anatomical and functional neuroimaging, behavioral,
pharmacogenetics, and neuropsychological methods to analyze how the brain
works, develops, interacts with the environment, and is modified by
experience in health and disease.

The program trains students for scientific research careers in neuroscience
and prepares students to take positions in academic, medical and industrial
research settings. Our focus is on multidisciplinary training of students
across the domains of neuroscience. Students are trained to conduct
independent research and to present and discuss research ideas and results
both orally and in written form. Students also gain experience in both
undergraduate and graduate teaching. The program benefits from the active
participation of the graduate faculties of Rutgers University-Newark from
the CMBN, the Department of Biological Sciences, and the Department of

The PhD program lasts four to five years. Starting in year one, students do
semester-long research rotations in laboratories of one or more faculty
members to learn about different aspects of neuroscience research.
Dissertation research can also be completed under the supervision of more
than one faculty member, to broaden student training. The course curriculum
has been developed to bring students with diverse backgrounds
(neuroscience, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, mathematics,
neuroimaging, and engineering) up to speed on the topics they will need for
their research projects. Most classes involve extensive discussions with
faculty, hands-on learning, critical thinking, and scientific writing.
Interested students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors in
advance to learn more about their research program.

All students are fully funded, regardless of nationality. The program also
welcomes applications from students with pre-secured funding or who are
currently soliciting other scholarship/studentships. PhD students receive a
12-month renewable graduate assistantship of $29,605 plus tuition remission
and a medical benefits plan. Further, the President of Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, invites outstanding candidates to apply to Ph.D.
programs for consideration as Presidential Fellows ($35,000 annual
fellowship stipends for 2 years).

Applications (including a CV, statement of research interests, and letters
from three referees) for 2018/19 admission must be sent directly to the BNS

Full details of our program, and how to apply, are available at:
*bns.rutgers.edu* <http://bns.rutgers.edu/>

For further details of research interests please see individual CMBN
faculty webpages at CMBN: *cmbn.rutgers.edu* <http://cmbn.rutgers.edu/>

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Travis Baker (
*travis.e.baker at rutgers.edu* <travis.e.baker at rutgers.edu>) or Dr. Vince
McGinty (*vince.mcginty at rutgers.edu* <vince.mcginty at rutgers.edu>).
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