Postdoctoral Fellow in Translational Research
University of Bern University Hospital of Psychiatry

Post-doctoral fellow
80 - 100 %

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow (80 – 100 %) to join Stegmayer's lab at the University of Bern. We are looking for a candidate ready to hit the ground running with experience in functional MRI and interest in emotion regulation and psychiatric disorders. The position will be located at the University Hospital of Psychiatry at the Center for Translational Research at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Start as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse team performing cutting-edge research on emotion regulation and psychiatric disorders under the mentorship of Dr. K. Stegmayer, MD. The lab uses and develops techniques and approaches to characterize brain network organization, function and dysfunction in adults with psychiatric disorders.

Job description includes but is not limited to: MRI data acquisition, data analyses (event-related task activation, resting state, structural data processing (e.g. DTI, cortical thickness and volumetric), co-supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants, co-authoring manuscripts and grants, presenting research progress at lab meetings, conferences, and other scientific forums.

Candidates must possess, at minimum, a PhD Degree or an equivalent degree having solid technical/analytic neuroimaging and statistical techniques. Expertise can include neuropsychology, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, neuroscience or related disciplines.

Candidates should have excellent organizational and problem solving skills, ability to play, prioritize and keep multiple projects/tasks moving forward simultaneously. A strong track record of documented productivity, experience with human subjects studies, experience with grant writing a plus. Candidates should also have proficient writing skills and have demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first author publication(s).

Strong candidates will have prior experience with programming (MATLAB or other relevant programming experience) and neuroimaging. In particular, research experience in functional MRI analysis methods (e.g. task-based deconvolution, connectivity analysis or multimodal MRI experience) strongly preferred. Experience with Matlab, FreeSurfer, FSL, and or the HCP or other diffusion pipelines are desired skills.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience in neuroimaging at large
  • Experience in data acquisition and data analyses
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong communication and management skills
  • Analytic, reasoning and problem-solving skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of emotion regulation
  • Experience with event-related task activation, resting state data processing
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience with human subjects studies
  • Experience with high impact peer-review paper and grant writing
Please apply by sending your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for at least three references to by
December 31th 2021.

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