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PhD Position in Clinical Research in Movement Disorders (September 2022)

The Movement Disorders Research Lab, Department of Neurology / Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV / University of Lausanne, offers a position of a PhD student for 3 years.

Our research objectives are to understand better the pathophysiology of movement disorders and to explore the novel therapeutic approaches with a focus on gait disorders and non-invasive brain stimulation. The Lab is fully-equipped with state-of-art TMS, tDCS-tACS, ENMG, EEG and combined EMG-EEG recordings, kinematic and gait analysis with inertial monitors and robotic devices, and neuro-navigation. We collaborate with a gait lab and have access to imaging facilities.

Current Project

The candidate will focus on an international multi-center therapeutic study of gait disorders in Parkinson’s disease and atypical Parkinson disorders and will participate in neurophysiological investigations of the pathophysiology.

Candidate requirements

The successful candidate must qualify to enter a PhD program and have a solid background in medicine, movement science, neurophysiology and/or neuroscience.

  • Ideally, an experience in clinical research with patients.
  •  Being motivated, a team player and empathetic with our patients.  
  •  Good knowledge of French and English (German is an asset).

We offer a competitive CHUV/UNIL salary. The position is available from September 1st 2022.

If interested, please contact me: PD Dr. David Benninger (david.benninger@chuv.ch), 079 556 38 93. Applications including a CV and the names and full contact details of 1-2 referees can be sent by email.

Post-doctoral position in Sensorimotor Neuroscience at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (03/22)

THE LAB
The group of Mario Prsa at the University of Fribourg (prsalab.org) is looking for post-doctoral candidates to conduct research on neural mechanisms of forelimb sensorimotor adaptation and/or proprioceptive sensory processing.
Our laboratory is part of the Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Fribourg comprised of a vibrant scientific community including more than 20 multi-disciplinary research groups (www3.unifr.ch/med/de/research/researchgroups/).
RESEARCH
Movements are at the center of all our behavior and accurate movements allow us to properly interact with the world. Proprioception and sensorimotor adaptation are two physiological processes crucial for maintaining movement accuracy. The applicant will use state-of-the art behavioral, optogenetic, two-photon microscopy and neuroanatomical tracing techniques to dissect the underlying neuronal circuits in the mouse brain.
YOUR PROFILE

  • PhD degree in Systems Neuroscience (or related discipline).
  • Highly motivated, excellent analytical, experimental and writing skills.
  • Expertise in rodent behavior, optogenetics, in-vivo imaging and/or neuroanatomical tracing is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, hardware programming and experimental control with Matlab is preferred.
    THE POSITION
    We offer a fully funded post-doctoral position (1 year initial contract) planned to start in September 2022 (or earlier). Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, complete CV and a list of referees to mario.prsa@unifr.ch.

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