[visionlist] Reece Foundation 4-year PhD studentship in visual neuroscience and advanced retinal imaging

Laura Young Laura.K.Young at newcastle.ac.uk
Tue Jun 1 11:11:40 -04 2021

Reece Foundation 4-year PhD studentship in visual neuroscience and advanced retinal imaging
Closing date: 30th June 2021

A 4-year PhD studentship, funded by a generous donation from the Reece Foundation, is available in the new adaptive optics lab Newcastle University. This studentship is open to students aiming to pursue research in cutting-edge basic neuroscience with the potential for clinical applications.

This project will investigate the impact of retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration, on the control of eye movements using advanced retinal imaging technologies, with the goal of understanding whether optimal eye movement guidance could improve the effective sight of these patients. The supervisory team is led by Laura Young, a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow with a background in optics and vision science, and co-supervised by visual neuroscientist Jenny Read and consultant ophthalmologist Will Innes. In this multidisciplinary team you will gain experience and training at the interface between engineering, optical physics, neuroscience and clinical applications of research. Working with healthy volunteers and patients, you will gain experience in developing basic research to address clinical questions.

We are looking for a candidate with a background in physics, maths, computer science or similar and a keen interest in applying your skills in the life sciences, or alternatively a background in neuroscience or similar with strong computational skills.

More details are available here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/sources/allstudents/bi037.html
Interested candidates are welcome to contact Laura Young via email: laura.k.young at newcastle.ac.uk<mailto:laura.k.young at newcastle.ac.uk>

Dr Laura Young
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Reece Foundation Fellow
Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University

Email:                laura.k.young at newcastle.ac.uk
Webpage:           https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/people/profile/laurakyoung.html
Twitter:              @DrLauraKYoung
Address:            Henry Wellcome Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pronouns:           she/her/hers

Co-chair of the European Adaptive Optics Summer School: 7th – 10th June 2021

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