PhD position in multimodal imaging to understand neurodevelopmental vulnerability for developing schizophrenia (08/2019)
22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome is neuro-genetic disorder that represents the single highest molecular risk factor for developing schizophrenia. Indeed approximately 30% of individuals with 22q11DS with develop schizophrenia by adulthood. In our lab, since 2001, we perform longitudinal follow-up of children and adolescents with 22q11.2 leading to the single largest longitudinal cohort worldwide. Our research protocol includes gold-standard neuroimaging acquisitions, including structural MRI, task-based fMRI resting-state fMRI and diffusion-weighted MRI. Moreover we perform extensive neuro-cognitive and clinical evaluations. Our aim is to understand how atypical trajectories of brain maturation contribute vulnerability to schizophrenia, in order to both characterize neurodevelopmental mechanism involved and to detect early biomarkers of vulnerability to the disorder.
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Post-doc position at the Division of neurorehabilitation, University Hospitals of Geneva (08/2019)
A 70% post-doc position in clinical neuroscience/neurorehabilitation is available as of September 1st 2019 at the Division of neurorehabilitation of the University Hospitals of Geneva (duration of project: 3 years).
The selected candidate will use fMRI to examine motor planning in healthy participants and its disorders in brain-injured patients.
The desired applicant should have a background in cognitive neuroscience or psychology, excellent technical skills and experience in designing, conducting and disseminating research that uses experimental approaches. He/she should show strong interest in research on cognitive functions and ideally have some experience with clinical populations. Excellent knowledge of fMRI analysis techniques including event-related designs, MVPA and connectivity analyses (or the capacity to quickly acquire this knowledge) is an essential condition for this position. The qualified candidate should be able to communicate with test subjects and patients in French language. He/she will benefit from working in a dynamic setting and will have the opportunity to contribute strongly to the research plan with own ideas.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Prof. Radek Ptak, who is also available for additional information.
Deadline for applications: 30 August 2019
Prof. Radek Ptak
Service de Neurorééducation
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
26, av. de Beau-Séjour
Tel. +41 (0)22 372 35 24
PhD in “multimodal imaging to understand neurodevelopmental vulnerability for developing schizophrenia” (May 2019)
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Post-Doctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Research @ CHUV Lausanne (04/2019)
A 2-year postdoctoral position in developmental neurosciences is available at the Autism Center in the Service des Troubles Spectre de l'Autisme, Psychiatry Department, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV. The Autism Center research laboratory is presently leading a multidisciplinary project with synergies across neurosciences and clinics to identify early biomarkers for ASD. The main objective is to better understand the emergence of dysfunction combining neuroelectrophysiology, functional, structural MRI with clinical/behavioural assessments. A particular emphasis will be placed on putative links between sensory and multisensory dysfunction along with cognitive and social difficulties.