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Sleep in Adolescents - PhD Opportunity with an International Team

Announcing an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to work on an Australian Research Council funded longitudinal study examining the relationships between sleep, circadian timing and light on cognitive function, academic performance and mood in adolescents. The successful candidate will work under the mentorship of Prof. Shantha Rajaratnam (Primary Advisor) and collaborators with expertise in sleep and circadian rhythms, computational neuroscience, and adolescent mental health. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with international collaborators, including a research visit to either the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), or the E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory, Brown Medical School (East Providence, Rhode Island, USA), where they will receive specialist training in state-of-the-art analysis techniques. The candidate must have completed an honours degree (with first class honours) in Psychology or a related discipline. Expressions of interest are due by 5pm, 18th April 2019. Please include: ● A cover letter with a brief outline (1 page) of your interests and suitability for the research; ● A curriculum vitae including academic transcript(s) and any published works; and ● Names and contact details of 2 academic referees. Please forward expressions of interest and direct questions to: Julia Stone Email: NOTE: The student must have, or be awarded, an RTP or equivalent scholarship awarded in 2019 in order to be eligible for the top up scholarship.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
sleep, mental health, circadian rhythms, adolescence, psychology
School of Psychological SciencesThe Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
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Time commitment 
Top-up scholarship funding available 
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BASE facility, Notting Hill
Shantha Rajaratnam
Andrew Phillips

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