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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


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Academic background
Health Sciences, Sciences
Host campus
Medicine (Christchurch)
Professor Richard Jones, Dr Reza Shoorangiz


PhD candidates are being recruited to join the NZBRI's Neurotech Research Team.

The Christchurch Neurotechnology Research Programme – NeuroTech™ – is primarily based in the New Zealand Brain Research Institute and is a joint venture between:

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated students to do their PhD. Potential topics include:

  • i. The phenomena of microsleeps and lapses in sustained attention
  • ii. Detection and prediction of microsleeps and attention lapses from electrophysiological signals

Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago.
Entry requirements.

Funding Notes

Whether you are a domestic or an international student, the University of Otago has a range of Doctoral Scholarships available to you.

If you are a straight A student (GPA of 8 - 'A' grade) or higher, who has completed an Honours or Master's degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.

Other scholarship opportunities.


In the first instance, applicants should contact Professor Richard Jones by email to discuss a project. Further information may be sought from suitable candidates that will include:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • a pdf copy of your research thesis

Further Information

The Department of Medicine has a number of potential topics and projects on offer for a range of postgraduate qualifications, including PhD and Master's degrees.

We welcome enquiries and encourage all prospective students to directly contact potential supervisors in their field of interest.


Richard Jones

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