The European Research Council (ERC) PhD

Location: Stratford Campus
Post Type:  Full Time
Post Type:  Fixed Term
Contract Length: 36 months
Closing Date: Friday 31 July 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: PS031S2020X

3 fully-funded PhD studentships available for new European Research Council project on interpersonal synchrony during early learning.

Three PhD positions are available starting in Sept/Oct 2020, working on a new European Research Council project on interpersonal neural and physiological synchrony in early attention and learning. The projects will involve designing, recording and analysing data to study naturalistic parent-infant interactions using cutting-edge new techniques including dual EEG and wearable autonomic monitors. The positions will involve developing excellent communication skills, administering technically complex paradigms with infant and parents, and learning advanced computational skills to analyse the complex, multivariate data collected.

The PhD positions will be mainly supervised by Dr Sam Wass and based at BabyDevLab ( at the University of East London, which currently hosts other projects funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Economic and Social Research Council and Horizon 2020 that use similar approaches to studying naturalistic early learning interactions. Co-supervisors will be Professor Emily Jones, at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development in London, Dr Victoria Leong, at Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Dr Louise Goupil, currently at IRCAM, Paris.

Please see for details of how to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Sam Wass on 

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