12/02/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhD Student Position in Motor Network Neuroscience


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    NeurosciencesNeurology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/03/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Hamburg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38,5
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860563

The Department of Neurology (head: Prof. Dr. Christian Gerloff) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf offers a PhD position for an early stage researcher for large-scale investigations of the motor network in movement disorders. The position is part of an EU-funded innovative Training network euSNN (“European School of Network Neuroscience”) with full-time employment for a duration of 3 years.

The euSNN Innovative Training Network (http://eusnn.eu) has the key goal to train students who want to pursue a successful career in the emerging field of network neuroscience in an interdisciplinary fashion. The euSNN training program aims to improve the understanding of dynamics and connectivity of brain networks in the healthy and disease state. It offers a unique combination of experimental, analysis and modelling approaches.

The current project aims to improve the understanding of the excitability and connectivity of the brain motor network in movement disorders, e.g. Parkinson`s disease by the application of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. Combining NIBS and MRI the project uses a multimodal approach to improve the understanding of the motor network in healthy subjects and patients. By modulating brain networks with different neurostimulation techniques our group aims to improve patient treatment in the future with novel NIBS approaches. Overall, the project will explore and exploit translational and technical use of network-based approaches.

The PhD student will join an existing team with extensive knowledge in NIBS (transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial alternating current stimulation), imaging techniques and clinical expertise in movement disorders.

Selection process

Interested candidates please send a motivation letter, a CV including publications (if available), copies of university degrees and courses (including obtained grades), and the names and e-mail addresses of two scientists who can provide references to: s.zittel-dirks@uke.de. Preferential treatment will be given to applications received before April 2020.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates should have a M.Sc. in physiotherapy, ergotherapy, neuroscience or related disciplines and a strong interest in the brain motor network. We offer a comprehensive training program for multimodal experimental and analytical skills in a multi-disciplinary scientific environment with close link to patient-oriented clinical experience.

Please note the eligibility criteria for researchers: Candidates must be in the first four years of his/her research career, not have a doctoral degree, and not have resided in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

Specific Requirements

Experience with NIBS and with experimental designs and data analysis is a plus.

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Department of Neurology
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Hamburg

EURAXESS offer ID: 491974

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