PhD Position in Neuroimaging, Emotion Regulation and Psychiatric Disorders

University of Bern University Hospital of Psychiatry


PhD student position
80 - 100 %

We are seeking two PhD students to join Stegmayer's lab at the University of Bern. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with interest in neuroimaging, emotion regulation and psychiatric disorders.

Start as soon as possible.

The position will be located at the University Hospital of Psychiatry at the Center for Translational Research at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

The PhD students 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. The project establishes the potential traumatic impact of stalking and biological effects of stalking victimisation.

Job description
Job description includes but is not limited to: behavioural and MRI data acquisition, data analyses (event-related task activation, resting state, structural data processing (e.g. DTI, cortical thickness and volumetrics), authoring manuscripts, presenting research progress at lab meetings, conferences, and other scientific forums.
Candidates must possess a Master's Degree or an equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychiatry, psychology, medicine, social science. Expertise can include neuropsychology, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, neuroscience or related disciplines.)

Candidates should have excellent organizational and problem solving skills, and the ability to work efficiently, and with multidisciplinary teams. Candidates should also feel comfortable interacting with human subjects. Strong candidates will have prior experience with neuroimaging.
We offer
We offer a multidisciplinary, diversified and dynamic academic environment with excellent networking opportunities, enrolment in the graduate school of the University of Bern and a salary according to the pay scales of the Swiss National Science Foundation for PhD students.
Please apply by eMail sending your resume, and a cover letter as a PDF to by October 15th 2022.

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