A PhD position is immediately available at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital (https://www.ukaachen.de/kliniken-institute/klinik-fuer-psychiatrie-psychotherapie-und-psychosomatik/forschung/neuropsychologie.html).
The position is funded for three years and compensation will be according to TV-L 13 65%.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong interest in neuroimaging research. The successful candidate has obtained MSc (or equivalent degree graduates) in Medicine, Neuroscience, Engineering/physics, Psychology, or a closely related field. The candidate will develop and conduct EEG-fMRI experiments. One significant focus will be on how brain structures and functions are involved in central processing of sensory input in patients with pain disorders due to neuronal sodium channel mutations.
The candidate will closely work together with an interdisciplinary team of pain researchers within the IZKF funded consortium “Sodium channel‐related pain disorders: From molecular mechanisms towards personalized treatment”. This highly translational, multi-group research consortium aims to study the molecular basis for pain perception with focus on the voltage-gated sodium channel from its structure (computer modelling, biochemistry), biophysical gating (patch clamp), cellular effects (iPS-cell derived sensory neurons, mouse model), genetics and clinical pictures to central effects (EEG/fMRI).
A complete application will include a statement of interest and CV. Please submit application to Dr. Thilo Kellermann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.