Post Doc in Combination of 7T imaging with tDCS

University of Bern Department of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Post-doc position: Combination of 7T imaging with tDCS
80 - 100 %

University of Bern, Department of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
The starting date is flexible (preferably summer or autumn 2024).
Duration: 2-years, with possible extension

A post-doc position is available in the group of Prof. Peter at the University of Bern, Department of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (https://tinyurl.com/peterLab). The group uses advanced cognitive neuroscience methods (structural and functional 3 and 7T MRI, non-invasive brain stimulation including in combination with fMRI), to investigate mechanisms underlying episodic memory formation. The group also develops non-pharmacological interventions to improve memory function.

Tasks and responsibilities

The successful candidate's main role is the supervision of postgraduate students in conducting a research project, and evaluate its data, that explores the role of the prefrontal cortex in remembering and forgetting. The project employs tDCS in combination with 7T imaging in young and older healthy adults as well as in patients with major depression.

Requirements

Highly motivated candidates with a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. Profound theoretical knowledge and practical experience in MRI data acquisition/ analysis (particularly 7T) is mandatory; experience in the combined use of fMRI and non-invasive brain stimulation will be a plus. Programming skills (Python, Matlab) are required. Proficiency in English is mandatory, proficiency in German is not required.

We offer
  • Opportunities for international networking in memory research
  • Opportunities to develop own research projects using the infrastructure available
  • Opportunities to present at national or international conferences
  • Salary based on professional qualifications and experience
Contact and application

Questions or informal inquiries can be sent to jessica.peter@unibe.ch.

Please apply in writing to jessica.peter@unibe.ch and include your CV, a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience relate to the position, and references (as PDF no larger than 5MB). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.