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Research Assistant in transcranial, stimulation-based brain circuit therapy

 The DRCMR has an open research opportunity for a highly motivated research assistant 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 to support experiments applying brain imaging and brain stimulation in humans. You will mainly be involved in the TMS experiment, using neuro-navigated circuit stimulation in therapeutic settings, but also in other brain imaging experiments that are part of this large research project. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with psychologists, physiologists, basic and clinical neuroscientists.

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 embedded in the Center for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, a large diagnostic imaging department including all biomedical imaging modalities at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre.                                                                                     

The position:

You will be employed as a research assistant for one year at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) with high possibilities of extension into a PhD position. You will join the ADAPT-PD group led by Prof. Hartwig Siebner.

As a research assistant you will have close interaction with other DRCMR-researchers from a great variety of disciplines. At DRCMR, we act in concert, and you are never left 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
  • assisting in other experiments (EEG, MRI) in the ADAPT-PD group
  • engaging in teaching, knowledge dissemination, and publication of results in international, recognized scientific journals

The ideal candidate

  • You should be a motivated, internationally-minded team player.
  • You hold a master’s degree in medicine.
  • You have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • A major advantage would be experience in any of the following:
    • transcranial brain stimulation and its integration with brain mapping (e.g. TMS-EEG)
    • processing and analyzing EEG data
    • programming skills (preferably in Matlab or Python)

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

Starting date: is expected to be in November 2022.

Salary and Terms of Employment

You will be employed as a research assistant for a period of 12 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, CV, and list of publications. Applications must be submitted on-line through the RegionH job portal. Click HERE.

Application deadline: October 3rd, 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: