The Hospital of the University of Munich, Germany, is one of the largest and most competitive university hospitals in Germany and Europe.
The Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) offers:
PhD position in Neuroimaging (m/f/d)
Scope of duties
The ISD is a translational research institute that bridges the traditional barriers between academic medicine and basic science (www.isd-muc.de). A major focus of the neuroimaging research at the ISD is to investigate the mechanisms that underlie the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, using MRI and PET based human neuroimaging data.
The third party funded research project aims to examine how brain networks are implicated in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. A particular emphasis will be on network-based modeling of the progression of amyloid and tau pathology (see for instance Franzmeier et al., Brain, 2019; Nature Communications, 2020). A second focus will be on understanding functional brain network mechanisms that help attenuate cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease (e.g. Franzmeier et al., Neurology, 2017; Brain, 2018).
The ideal candidate should hold a MSc degree in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, biostatistics or related fields and have experience in statistics, programming (e.g. R, Python, Matlab) and analyses of human MRI or PET data. Neuroanatomical or medical knowledge is strongly recommended. Suitable candidates should be highly motivated with an interest in neurodegenerative diseases and clinically-oriented research and a high degree of independence.
The position will be in the neuroimaging unit of the ISD, in an international, dynamic and “open-door” atmosphere, with access to state-of the art imaging facilities and technologies and multi-national datasets on Alzheimer’s disease Neuroimaging. The applicant will work in a group of experienced PhD students, Postdocs and technicians. Salary will be according to TV-L and the position funded for up to 3 years. The Ludwig Maximilian University is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals of all nationalities, genders, ages, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We give priority to applicants with a disability and essentially equal qualifications.
Contact for questions
Dr. Nicolai Franzmeier
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research
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