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New Castle, England (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Lab Based Work, Research|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
About: The Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Newcastle works in the novel field of connectomics and authored the first review in this area. The core mission of the Institute of Neuroscience is to undertake the highest quality research in neuroscience that translates into patient benefit, real world application and commercial opportunity. They aim to develop vibrant and productive interactions between researchers within their Institute, with other Faculty of Medical Sciences research institutes, and with external groups, aligning with the New Castle University’s core mission of ‘Excellence with a Purpose.' Their research is grouped into four broad research themes: Neural Systems and Applied Neurophysiology; Mitochondrial Disorders; Developmental, Behavioral and Comparative Neuroscience; and Neurodegenerative, Cerebrovascular & Psychiatric Disorders.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will work on one of the following projects:
- PROJECT 1: Development and testing of psychophysical tasks to assess auditory cognition 1: tests of auditory figure ground analysis. Would involve stimulus design, psychophysics and opportunities to see experimental imaging work and neurophysiology on both primates and humans. Please see these links for descriptions of work in the lab
- PROJECT 2: Development and testing of psychophysical tasks to assess auditory cognition 2: tests of auditory working memory. Would involve stimulus design, psychophysics and opportunities to see experimental imaging work and neurophysiology on both primates and humans.
Please see these links for descriptions of work in the lab
Qualifications: Candidates with interests in neuroscience, psychology, life sciences, and/or computer science are encouraged to apply. Skills in histology/staining/western blotting or programming such as MATLAB, statistical skills or knowledge of statistics would be an asset. If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.
This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application.
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