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Thursday, 27 January 2022 09:53

[EXPIRED] Postdoctoral researcher in transcranial stimulation-based brain circuit therapy

The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) has an open research opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of clinical neuroscience, brain stimulation, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Join us as we scale up our efforts to develop and apply novel interventional approaches which integrate multi-modal brain mapping (MRI, EEG) and state-of-the-art transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) into personalized treatment approaches.

We are looking for a candidate with strong experimental skills in non-invasive brain stimulation of the human brain. The position is part of a large collaborative project with the aim to map brain circuits and develop novel brain stimulation methods for clinical intervention. You will mainly be involved in the clinical aspects of the project, integrating neuro-navigated circuit stimulation and functional brain mapping (EEG /MRI) in therapeutic settings. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with psychologists, physiologists, basic and clinical neuroscientists, with expertise in TMS, MRI, and EEG among other methods.

About us:

The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) is one of the leading research centers for biomedical MRI in Europe (www.drcmr.dk). Our mission is to triangulate MR physics, basic physiology, and clinical research. Approximately 70 researchers from a diverse range of disciplines are currently pursuing basic and clinically applied MR, electrophysiology, and brain stimulation research with a focus on structural, functional, and metabolic MRI of the human brain and its disorders.

Transcranial brain stimulation is a scientific focus area of the DRCMR. We are currently developing novel interventional transcranial stimulation approaches, which integrate multi-modal brain mapping (MRI, EEG) and novel TMS technology into personalized treatment approaches for major depression and Parkinson´s disease.

The DRCMR is part of the Center for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, a large diagnostic imaging department that covers all biomedical imaging modalities at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre.                                                                                            

The position:

You will be employed as a postdoc for a two-year period at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance with good possibilities of extension. You will join the Brain Network Modulation group led by Prof. Hartwig Siebner.

As a postdoc you will have close interaction with DRCMR-researchers from a great variety of disciplines and with collaborators as well as clinicians. We act in concert, and you are never alone with your tasks.  

Your daily tasks will vary according to the flow of the projects, but will mainly be centered around:

  • conducting interventional brain stimulation studies in healthy volunteers and patients, mainly related to the combination of EEG and TMS
  • using spatial (MRI) and temporal (EEG) neuronavigation for circuit-informed personalized TMS
  • acquiring and analyzing clinical, behavioral and brain mapping data for assessing TMS efficacy
  • engaging in teaching, knowledge dissemination, and publication of results in international, recognized scientific journals

The ideal candidate

  • You hold a PhD degree in Neuroscience or a related field.
  • You are an expert in interventional transcranial brain stimulation
  • You enjoy being part of a multidisciplinary and international research team and integrating technological innovations into your neuroscience research.
  • You have experience in conducting experiments with human subjects—preferably including patients.
  • Additional expertise in integrating EEG with brain stimulation and proficiency in processing and analyzing electrophysiological data (EEG/MEP) is a major advantage.
  • Methodological experience with MRI is a plus.
  • You have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • You have good programming skills (preferably in Matlab or Python).

The project will be supervised by Prof. Hartwig Siebner and an interdisciplinary group of senior researchers (Lasse Christiansen, David Meder, Leo Tomasevic, Mikkel C. Vinding).

Starting date: is expected to be in May 2022 or as soon as possible.

Salary and Terms of Employment

You will be employed as a postdoc for a period of 24 months with good possibilities of extension. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Regions (Danske Regioner) and the relevant professional organization. The salary depends on background education and seniority. Further, supplements can be negotiated. Note that candidates coming from abroad may be eligible for tax reductions. The position is open for candidates of all nationalities.

We see diversity as strength and encourage all persons regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disabilities or religion to apply.

Applications should include a cover letter, references, CV and list of publications. Applications must be submitted on-line through the RegionH job portal, click HERE.

Application deadline: March 20th, 2022 at 08:00 (CET)

For further information regarding the position please contact Professor Hartwig R. Siebner
Direct line:  +45 3862 6541, Mobile: +45 5115 5951; Email: