PhD Position in Psychiatric Neurophysiology
University of Bern University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Switzerland

Ph.D. Student Position in Psychiatric Neurophysiology
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A 4-year Ph.D student position is available in the group of PD Dr. med Yosuke Morishima, at University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Bern. The group aims to understand dynamics of brain network interactions in psychiatric disorders.

The focus of the position is involved in a new SNF-funded project ("Aberrant local brain oscillations and cortical connectivity in the prodromal state and early psychosis"). Recent research has elucidated that psychiatric illness, in particular psychosis including schizophrenia, is caused by dysfunctional communications in brain networks. However, it is still remains unclear whether such brain network dysfunctionalities precede the onset of psychotic disorders. Our new SNF project will study inter-regional interactions and regional integrity of brain networks in ultra-high-risk state for psychosis by using concurrent transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG) method.

Requirements
 
We are searching for a highly motivated and independent junior researcher joining the project. The prospective candidate expected to have
  • background of cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology and/or psychology
  • knowledgebase of statistics
  • experience of data analytic language (MATLAB, R, or Python)
  • a good command of English and German
The package
 
The position is available from May or June 2021 and offered for 4 years. The student will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Health Sciences at University of Bern (https://www.ghs.unibe.ch/). The remuneration is in accordance with the guideline of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
 
Contact and application
 
To apply, please send CV, letter of motivation (1 page max.), and 2 references to PD Dr. med Yosuke Morishima (yosuke.morishima@upd.unibe.ch) until the 10. April 2021.
 
For any inquiries, please contact Dr. Morishima.


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