Ph.D. position in Neuroscience (12/2016)
The laboratory of Pr. Nathalie Ginovart at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Geneva is seeking candidates for a PhD position. Our research focuses on the brain mechanisms leading to drug addiction and compulsive behaviours. We are interested in understanding how innate behavioural traits related to impulsivity, novelty seeking and risky-decision making contribute to vulnerability to drug abuse. We are furthermore interested in investigating the neural circuit and molecular basis that control these behaviours. Our research is interdisciplinary and integrates behavioral testing, in vivo neuroimaging, and optogenetics in rodent models of addiction.
We are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student with a Master degree in Neurosciences, Medicine, Biology or related field. Good communication skills and a high commitment and curiosity about neuroscientific questions are essentials. The PhD position is offered for an initial 3 years. The successful candidate will join the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School program, which offer a pluri-disciplinary education in all fields of neuroscience and is organized by the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva and the EPFL (http://www.lemanic-neuroscience.ch/phd/).
The starting date is 01.04.2017 but may be adjusted by mutual agreement.
Applications, including a complete CV and a letter of motivation with a brief statement of any research experience related to the field or a relevant field of study should be sent electronically to email@example.com.
Clinical Scientist for Image Processing, Machine Learning and Statistics
The Radiology Department of the University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV) and the Siemens Healthcare Advanced Clinical Imaging Technology Group Lausanne are looking for a scientist leading the clinical research and development activities within the group. Our mission is to develop diagnostic decision support tools in the field (but not restrained to) of magnetic resonance imaging. The position of the clinical research lead opens the exciting opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary environment towards this goal in close contact with the medical end users. It encompasses method development, implementation, study design, statistical analysis and validation of new techniques – all of this set in a world-wide collaboration network. It requires out-of-the box thinking and an excellent team spirit, including the planning of student projects and their supervision.
Post Doctoral Position in Clinical Neurosciences in Bern (12/2016)
(Neuroimaging in Functional Neurological Disorders)
The candidate will be in charge of developing an fMRI task in order to test Self-Agency in Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) patients and collect/analyse clinical and biological measures of stress. The objective is to characterize the relation between motor control and stress response in FND. The research group is set in an ideal multidisciplinary environment within the Neurology Department and in close collaboration with the Psychosomatic Unit in Bern (Inselspital) offering an efficient recruitment setting. Research facilities such as the Neuroimaging lab and the Clinical Research Unit offer optimal research support locally in Bern and with experts at Geneva University.
The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor/master degree in life sciences, engineering sciences, biology or psychology and a PhD in the field of neuroimaging (MRI or EEG/MEG) or cognitive sciences. The candidate should have knowledge in MRI advanced analysis and interpretation of data in the frame of cognitive and clinical neurosciences.
The candidate should start in the first half of 2017 and the position is available for at least 1 year. For applications please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Post-doc Position at LINE lab in Lausanne (11/2016)
The LINE (Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology) seeks outstanding individuals to work on the project “Core multisensory mechanisms: Closing in on real-world functions”.
This post-doc position will focus on 1) the identification and concordance of multisensory processes across imaging modalities and behaviour, 2) the distinctions between multisensory and unisensory integration, and 3) the generalization of multisensory processes subserving detection versus object recognition. The successful fellow will achieve these goals through the combination of the latest advances in time-resolved fMRI with EEG. The objective is to identify, quantify, and compare the timing, locus, and directionality (super- versus sub- additive) of multisensory processes throughout the brain and across tasks.
The successful applicant for this position must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering or other appropriate discipline. The applicant must have a proven record of experience in state-of-the-art MRI/fMRI. The applicant must have a demonstrated capacity for data analysis and for scientific writing in English. Expertise in programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, etc.) or computational modelling would be particularly desirable.
The LINE is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. The local neuroscience community includes (among others) colleagues within the Department of Radiology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, as well as the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM).
Salary is set by state regulations.
Contracts are 1-year with the possibility for prolongation.
Applications must include a motivation letter, CV, reprints, as well as references from at least 2 individuals. Application materials must be sent electronically to Prof. Micah Murray (email@example.com). Please indicate "post-doc application - multisensory MRI" in the subject line.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date is 01 February 2017.
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN EPILEPSY IMAGING in GENEVA (11/2016)
PhD Candidate Position in Psychiatric Neuroscience (11/2016)
A PhD candidate position is available at the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, CHUV, and University of Lausanne.
Our research projects are aimed at understanding the role of the transcription coactivator CRTC1 in mood disorders and antidepressant response. Experimental approaches will make use of a large variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques, as well as behavioral tests with transgenic mice to assess their depressive-like phenotype. Salary and conditions of employment will follow the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation for PhD students.
Candidates with a strong interest in Psychiatric Neuroscience, as well as in behavioral and molecular genetics are invited to send their application via email to Jean-Rene.Cardinaux@chuv.ch. The application should include the following as one pdf document: letter of motivation, CV, contact details of 2 references, academic transcripts (bachelor, master). The position is open until filled. For further information, please contact:
Dr. Jean-René Cardinaux, PhD
Centre de Neurosciences Psychiatriques
Département de Psychiatrie - CHUV
Hôpital de Cery
Phone: 021 314 35 96
Post-doctoral position in multimodal human connectomics (11/2016)
The candidate will be in charge of developing original analysis methods that combine EEG derived source imaging, functional MRI and diffusion MRI in order to map the dynamic propagation of neuronal signals across the connectome (brain structural connectivity). The objective is to characterize the relation between structural connectivity and EEG functional connectivity, to study the functional dynamics of electrical signals over the connectome and across frequency bands, to explore organizational principles of those spatio-temporal functional patterns. Those methods will serve to investigate psychosis.
Dr Hagmann’s lab is set in an ideal multidisciplinary environnement. Dr Hagmann’s lab which is part of the Radiology Department of University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland, shares office space with Prof. Micah Murray (EEG), Prof. Matthias Stuber (MRI methods) and Dr Meritxell Bach (MRI image segmentation). Prof JP Thiran is also faculty in the same department hence increasing the diffusion MRI expertise. Dr Hagmann has a long standing collaboration with Prof. Philippe Conus (psychiatry) which materializes in a large prospective psychosis cohort study with excellent imaging, EEG, biological and neuropsychological data.
The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor/master degree in engineering sciences, mathematics or physics an a PhD in the field of neuroimaging (MRI or EEG/MEG). The candidate can be either an expert in EEG/MEG and wish to extend his skills in diffusion MRI, tractography and MR connectomics or be an expert in the latter and which be ready explore and learn advanced methods of signal processing in EEG. Candidates with a PhD in advanced signal processing or graph theory may also be considered if there is a strong motivation to learn neurosciences.
The candidate should start in the first half of 2017 and the position is available for at least 2 years. For applications please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae at firstname.lastname@example.org.