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PhD-Position in Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (11/2014) | POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (11/2014) | PhD student to study the molecular and cellular basis of synaptic specificity in the neocortex (published Aug 12, 2014)
 

PhD-Position in Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (11/2014)

The Clinical Neurophysiology and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Lab, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV / University of Lausanne, offers a fully-funded doctoral position for 3 years.


Our lab is interested in the human motor control. As clinicians, we care about patients and are interested to better understand the physiology of the motor system and the pathophysiology of movement and neuromuscular disorders, to develop diagnostic tests and to explore the therapeutic potential of non-invasive brain stimulation. We apply various methods including transcranial magnetic (TMS) and direct current stimulation (tDCS), ENMG, EEG and combined EMG-EEG recordings, kinematic analysis with inertial monitors and robotic devices. The lab is fully equipped including a state-of-the-art neuro-navigation system. We collaborate with other labs providing access to imaging facilities.

PhD Project

The candidate will focus on a therapeutic study of non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and will participate in neurophysiological investigations of its pathophysiology.


Candidate requirements
The successful candidate must qualify to enter a PhD program and have a background in neurophysiology, neuroscience or medicine.
Experience in clinical research with participants, preferably with one of the above-mentioned methods is an advantage.
Being motivated, a team-player and empathetic with our patients. 
Good knowledge of French and English.
We offer a competitive CHUV/UNIL salary. The position is available immediately.

If interested, please contact me: PD Dr. David Benninger, (david.benninger@chuv.ch),
Tel. 0041-79 556 38 93. Applications including a CV and the names and full contact details of 1-2 referees can be sent by email.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (11/2014)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Dr Lucas Spierer on a Swiss National Science Foundation project on training-induced plasticity in executive functions at the Neurology Unit, Medicine Department, University of Fribourg.

The project focuses on the behavioral, functional and structural consequences of training executive functions, and involves both healthy and clinical populations. The candidate will also be given the opportunity to develop his or her own research projects.

Profile:
• Ph.D. in neuroscience (medicine, biology, psychology or other related discipline)
• A background is required in using EEG/ERPs and/or TMS/tDCS, or other comparable methods
• Experience in executive functions and/or training-induced plasticity would be beneficial
• Demonstrated capacity for data analysis and scientific writing


The Laboratory for Cognitive and Neurological Sciences (LCNS) is located in Fribourg, Switzerland (http://www.unifr.ch/neurology). The laboratory conducts both fundamental and clinical research, in close collaboration with the State Hospital of Fribourg. In addition to the access to a high-density EEG systems and non-invasive brain-stimulation (TMS and tDCS), the laboratory is equipped with eye-tracking devices and has full access to a 3T MRI.

Part time work is possible (70%-100%). The preferred start date is February 2015 or as soon thereafter. The contracts will be for 12 months with the possibility of renewal up to a total duration of 48 months. Salary is determined in accordance with state regulations and may vary according to experience and expertise.

Applications must include a motivation letter, CV, as well as references from at least 2 individuals. Application materials should be sent electronically to Dr Spierer (lucas.spierer@unifr.ch). Informal inquiries can likewise be addressed to Dr Spierer.

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PhD student to study the molecular and cellular basis of synaptic specificity in the neocortex (published Aug 12, 2014)

We are recruiting a PhD student to study the molecular and cellular basis of synaptic specificity in the neocortex. Our laboratory has recently demonstrated that the connectivity of neurons within developing cortical circuits can be specifically reprogrammed (De La Rossa et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2013) and that input-dependent processes determine the neuronal identity and circuit complexity (Golding et al., Neuron, 2014; Pouchelon et al., Nature 2014). The project of the successful applicant will consist in investigating gene-circuit interactions during assembly of forebrain neurons.

Candidates should be able to work both independently and within a dynamic multidisciplinary research team focused on understanding neurodevelopmental circuit formation using ex vivo and in vitro approaches. The Department of Basic Neurosciences is located within the Faculty of Medicine, at the heart of Geneva, in a competitive and stimulating academic environment.

Please send your CV and a letter of motivation to Prof. Denis Jabaudon: denis.jabaudon@unige.ch

Website: https://jablab.squarespace.com

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