We invite applications for a PhD studentship in neuroscience and behaviour to be based at the Open University in Milton Keynes.
Organophosphate pesticides (OPs) are are the most widely used group of pesticides in the world and are considered by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be one of the most hazardous pesticides to vertebrate animals.
OPs are associated with an elevated risk of neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the mechanism through which OP exposure may result in mood disorders is unclear.
The objective of this project will be to explore the effect of OP exposure on the nervous system at a behavioural, cellular and molecular level using human cohort and C. elegans studies.
Applicants will have a good undergraduate degree in biology, biomedical science or a related discipline with an interest in neurobiology, behaviour and mood disorders.
As this project has a strong interdisciplinary focus, it is important that you are enthusiastic, have good communication skills and are flexible in your approach to working.
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Please see the link for details and eligibility requirements. http://www.open.ac.uk/science/main/lhcs-studentships-2016