[FieldTrip] PhD project in Clinical Neurosciences

weberi at staff.uni-marburg.de weberi at staff.uni-marburg.de
Thu Jan 17 17:31:51 CET 2019

Dear community,

we are looking for a highly motivated student (f/m) for a

PhD project in Clinical Neurosciences.

The project will start 01.April 2019 and is estimated to be completed  
within three years.

This project will be conducted in the Clinical Systems Neuroscience  
Lab in the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Marburg,  
Germany. We work closely with the Department of Neurosurgery. The  
hospital is affiliated with the Philipps University of Marburg, one of  
the oldest universities in Europe and home to one of Germany's most  
traditional medical faculties. Alumni range from the Brothers Grimm to  
Nobel Laureates Emil von Behring, Otto Loewi and Jules Hoffmann.

The project
The aim of the PhD project will be to predict and optimize the  
clinical outcome of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease  
based on preoperatively and intraoperatively acquired multimodal data  
using machine learning.

The team
The Clinical Systems Neuroscience Lab is a multidisciplinary lab  
composed of neurologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, biologists  
and medical technicians. We use innovative analytic techniques to  
advance the understanding of physiological and pathological neural  
oscillations and develop new treatment options for neurological  
To this end, we employ high-resolution scalp electroencephalography  
(EEG) and direct recordings from the human brain (intracranial EEG).  
Intracranially, we record local field potentials, as well as single  
unit recordings from several brain regions, such as the thalamus,  
hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia. We are particularly  
interested in the frequency-specific effects of deep brain stimulation  
on the neural signature of motor and cognitive brain functions. For  
further details, visit our website: www.systemsneuroscience.de.

We offer…
•	An innovative and highly relevant research topic
•	Cutting edge infrastructure and technology
•	The possibility to learn innovative analysis techniques of  
neurophysiological data
•	A young, interdisciplinary and international team
•	The possibility to work with patients and apply your research clinically 

We are looking for…
We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable student with  
experience in research, who is able to critically appraise information  
and work independently. The applicant should have a background in  
neuroscience, biology, mathematics, physics or related fields (MSc or  
equivalent degree). Programming skills and/or experience with machine  
learning are advantageous, but not a prerequisite for an application.  
The applicant should have an affinity for mathematics and the  
motivation to employ and advance new complex computational methods. We  
are looking for a team player, who is interested in working with  
neurological patients as part of their research project. As the  
project requires communication with patients, a certain level of  
proficiency in German is required.

Funding is available for three years and can be extended, if necessary.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, your curriculum  
vitae including your research experience and list of publications.  
Please also provide two letters of recommendation of previous  
employers or principle investigators of previous labs.
We look forward to receiving your application by February 24nd 2019.  
Please send all documents as pdf to the junior principal investigator  
Carina Oehrn:

Carina Oehrn
University Hospital Gießen & Marburg
Department of Neurology
35043 Marburg, Germany
E-Mail: carina.oehrn at staff.uni-marburg.de

Best wishes,
Immo Weber

Dipl.-Biol. Immo Weber
Department of Neurology
Clinical Systems Neuroscience Lab
University Hospital Gießen & Marburg
D-35033 Marburg, Germany

Phone (+49) 06421 - 58 66276
E-Mail: immo.weber at staff.uni-marburg.de
url: http://www.systemsneuroscience.de

Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender: Dr. Dr. Martin Siebert
Geschäftsführung: Dr. Gunther Weiß (Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr. Werner  
Seeger (Stv. Vors.), Dr. Christiane Hinck-Kneip, Prof. Dr. Harald Renz
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Gießen
Amtsgericht Gießen HRB 6384

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