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12/2023: Phd student position in Geneva (100%)

The Department of Readaptation and Geriatrics of the University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine is looking for a:
Phd student (100%)
Would you like to participate in the evolution of research on dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia prevention?
Would you like to collaborate with renowned specialists in this field? The person who will be hired will join Prof. Frisoni’s
You will be required to enroll at the Faculty of Medicine within the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral program and work on
doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Frisoni and Dr Federica Ribaldi, as well as taking part in various
research projects in line with your qualifications.
You will be mainly involved in the project “Biomarkers for risk profiling of persons with subjective cognitive decline”.
This project aims at a thorough, multidimensional and innovative evaluation of patients with subjective cognitive decline,
i.e. at risk individuals with memory and/or cognitive complaints with normal scores on cognitive tests.
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11/2023: Post-doc position in SNF-project examining mechanisms of recovery after stroke (Division of neurorehabilitation, University Hospitals of Geneva)

A post-doc position (80-100%) in clinical neuroscience is available as of April 1st, 2024, at the Division of neurorehabilitation (University Hospitals of Geneva). The aforementioned project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and examines predictors of the recovery of cognitive, emotional, and motivational impairments following stroke, using fMRI and behavioural measures (project duration: 4 years).
The desired applicant should have a strong 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 task-activation studies with blocked and event-related designs, as well as task-based and resting-state connectivity analyses, 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 and innovative solutions of data analysis.
Salary corresponds to SNF standards.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Prof. Radek Ptak, if possible before February 15th, 2024.
Prof. Radek PTAK, Service de Neurorééducation, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
26, av. de Beau-Séjour
1206 Genève
Tel. +41 (0)22 372 35 24


PhD position @ Unité des troubles de la régulation émotionnelle, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Taux d’activité : 100%
Lieu : HUG, Genève
Contrat : Durée déterminée (3 ans)
Titres exigés et profil souhaité : Master en psychologie, neurosciences ou médecine. Motivation à réaliser un doctorat dans le domaine de la psychiatrie. Intérêt marqué pour la recherche clinique, connaissances en gestion de bases de données et en statistiques, excellente maîtrise du français et de l’anglais. Inscription à l’Ecole Doctorale Lémanique de Neurosciences.
Tâches : mener un projet de recherche portant sur l’ocytocine et le cortisol salivaire chez les patientes ayant un trouble de la personnalité borderline. Le doctorant participera à toutes les étapes du projet sous supervision, y compris aspects logistiques, recrutement, entretiens, passation de tâches expérimentales, saisie et analyses de données, rédaction d’articles scientifiques et présentations orales. La thèse de doctorat sera codirigée par le Professeur Nader Perroud et la Dre.psych Tatiana Aboulafia Brakha.
Entrée en fonction : 1er Juin 2023 ou à convenir
Rémunération : barème Candoc FNS
Candidature : dossier électronique (lettre de motivation + CV + copie du diplôme de Master et relevé des notes) à envoyer jusqu’au 1er mai 2023 à

Research Assistant, Ph.D. candidate and post-doctoral research positions in quantitative and diffusion MRI @ CHUV

Research Assistant, Ph.D. candidate and post-doctoral research positions in quantitative and diffusion MRI are available at LREN, Centre for Research in Neuroscience, CHUV University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland (

Under the supervision of Prof Bogdan Draganski the researchers will implement established and develop new methods for feature extraction and statistical analysis of existing large-scale mono-centric longitudinal MRI data (n~1000) from a community-dwelling cohort with 20 years of deep phenotyping for cardio-vascular and mental health factors ( The projects use a state-of-the-art infrastructure including a research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma MRI scanner in collaboration with LRENs MR Physics (Dr Antoine Lutti), FemiLab (Dr Ann-Marie De Lange) and Methods Groups (Dr Ferath Kherif). Funding is available through national (Swiss National Science Foundation –, InnoSuisse – ) and European ( ) competitive grants. How to apply and job descriptions at

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