Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour


Applications for PhD programme open

9 November 2016

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 4 year Neuroscience PhD programme for September 2017 intake. 

We will provide intensive training in experimental techniques, including imaging, physiology, molecular, and behavioural methods. First year students will build their own two-photon microscope, implement a 1,000 channel in-vivo recording system, design viral tools for circuit tracing, and develop a closed-loop behaviour assay.


We will provide (together with our colleagues from Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit) a comprehensive introduction to theoretical and systems neuroscience. The Gatsby and SWC students will overlap extensively during their first year and will be encouraged to maintain these contacts throughout their PhD.

These 4 year PhDs come with a stipend of £22,278 which is equivalent to the Wellcome PhD programme. Read more about the programme and how to apply

Deadline 4 December 2016