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Postdoctoral position in neurodevelopment of the newborn.

Postdoctoral position in neurodevelopment of the newborn.

Postdoctoral position in neurodevelopment, growth and nutrition of the newborn .

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic
Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich.

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit
The Larsson- Rosenquist Foundation Professorship for Neurodevelopment, Growth and Nutrition of the
Newborn is based at the Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich .
Its main objective is to analyse the association between early nutrition, with special focus on human milk
(HM) feeding and the child neurodevelopment. Alongside a double clinical - (brain function and
morphology) and basic research track ( neurobiology) this professorship points at a multidisciplinary
collaboration (medicine, biology, social sciences ) in order to set up a comprehensive investigation
program on such a large question.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities
Nutrition plays a major role in child development and HM fed infants seem to have a long- term
neurodevelopmental advantage over formula milk fed infants. However, other environmental factors ,
including familial social and behavioural determinants , can also influence child neurodevelopment. W e
are seeking to appoint an outstanding neuropsychologist/psychologist to join our team as a senior
research assistant . The role holder will assume technical and organizational leadership functions in the
setting of studies focused on the neurodevelopment of HM- and non- HM-fed infants taking into account
and investigating psychological - and sociodemographic characteristics of the subjects studied and their

- full and co- responsibility for specific study projects and publication of scientific contributions;
- conduction / organization of neurodevelopmental assessments of the child;
- conduction / organization of standardized assessments of family/environment dynamics
- active participation to the acquisition of third-party funds .

- train and supervise junior group members (PhD and master students).

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %
100 % (negotiable)

Anforderungen / Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have an educational background (PhD) in psychology/neuropsychology (o r
related field), should have relevant research experience in child development and be familiar with
psychological investigating methods. A previous postdoctoral position is of advantage but not

Basic requirements
- inte rpersonal and networking skills and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work.
- ability to work both highly independently as well as in a team;
- proficient statistics skills.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements
- good w ritten and oral communication skills in German.
- proficient w ritten and oral communication skills in English

Spezielle Anforderungen / Special requirements
- good project management skills;
- experience of directly supervising laboratory staff and lab- based research;

Wir bieten / We offer
- Access to state -of -the- art infrastructure and an interactive scientific at mosphere;
- P ossibility to combine clinical and basic research in the field of child neurodevelopment ( close
collaboration with the Department of Neonatology of the University Hospital Zurich and the University
Children’s Hospital Zurich) ;
- Opportunities for professional development ;

For additional information about an employment at the University of Zurich and the city of Zurich, please
visit http://www.pa.uzh.ch/en/W illkommen- an-der-UZH.html

Stellenantritt / This position opens on
01. 12.2019 (negotiable)

Auskunft erteilt / More information
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. med. G. Natalucci: giancarlo.natalucci@usz.ch.

Bewerbungen / Application
Please send your application as one single PDF file to giancarlo.natalucci@usz.ch (subject: PostDOC
clinical research ). Include in your application a cover letter with statement of motivation, publication
record, transcripts of BSc, MSc and PhD grades, CV (max 2 pages), and 1 letter of support (or the
names and contact details of 2 referees). (Prof. Dr. med. G. Natalucci, Department of Neonatology,
University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091 Zürich)


Postdoctoral position in neurodevelopment of the newborn.

Klinik für Neonatologie, UniversitätsSpital Zürich/Universität Zürich
Vollzeit, Teilzeit
3 Jahre
Deutsch, Englisch
Neurologische Entwicklung des Kindes (Risiko und Schutzfaktoren), Familien (Kind-Eltern Beziehung) Dynamik,, Gehirnentwicklung

Veröffentlicht am 07.10.2019