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Tuesday, 21 May 2024 12:33

The Capital Region of Copenhagen is looking for a 2-years Research Assistant in transcranial stimulation-based brain circuit therapy

Are you eager to contribute to new forms of treatments for depression using personalized transcranial magnetic stimulation? Do you wish to pursue cutting-edge research at the intersection of clinical neuroscience and non-invasive brain stimulation? Then you should join us at DRCMR as we scale up our efforts to develop novel treatments for Major depressive disorder (MDD) based on brain mapping (magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] and electroencephalography [EEG]) and state-of-the-art personalized transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

The position:

You will be employed as research assistant for 2 years at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR). The employment period may lay the foundation for an extension into a PhD position. You will join the Brain network modulation group (https://www.drcmr.dk/brain-network-modulation) led by Prof. Hartwig Siebner and contributing to Precision brain circuit therapy (Precision-BCT) project (https://www.drcmr.dk/precision-bct), a multidisciplinary project involving Region H (Hvidovre Hospital and CNDR Psychiatric Center Glostrup), DTU Health Technology, and industrial partners.

Your role:

As our new research assistant, you will primarily be involved in carrying out an interventional study with TMS and neuro-navigated circuit stimulation, but also in other brain imaging experiments. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team consisting of M.D.’s, psychologists, physiologists, engineers, and basic- and clinical neuroscientists.

Your daily tasks will vary according to the flow of the project, but will mainly center around:

  • Contributing to practical experimental routine, including subject recruitment, data collection, and analysis.
  • Conducting interventional brain stimulation studies in healthy volunteers and patients with MDD, involving the combination of EEG and TMS.
  • Assisting in acquiring and analyzing behavioral, and brain mapping data (e.g., EEG, fMRI) for assessing TMS efficacy.
  • Assisting in activities related to other Precision-BCT groups.
  • Engaging in teaching, knowledge dissemination, and publication of results in international, recognized scientific journals.                                                                         

Qualification Requirements

  • You hold a master’s degree in Neuroscience, Medicine, Biomedical engineering, Psychology, or related fields.
  • You enjoy being part of a multidisciplinary and international research team and integrating technological innovations into your neuroscience research.
  • You enjoy active involvement in the experimental procedures in the lab.
  • You possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in any of the following areas is advantageous:
    • Working with brain stimulation modalities and its integration with brain mapping methods (e.g., TMS/EEG)
    • Programming skills (preferably in Matlab or Python).
    • Processing and analyzing EEG/functional MRI data.
    • Conducting experiments with human subjects—preferably including patients.

The project will be led by Prof. Hartwig Siebner with this position under the daily supervision of Postdoc Armita Faghani.

Starting date: The preferred starting date is August 1st 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 75 researchers from a diverse range of disciplines are currently pursuing basic and clinical research using MR, electrophysiology, and brain stimulation to improve our understanding of the human brain and its disorders. The DRCMR is embedded in the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, a large diagnostic imaging department including all biomedical imaging modalities at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre.

Salary and Terms of Employment

You will be employed as a research assistant for a period of 24 months with good possibilities for 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. 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.

Application deadline: 15th June 2024 at 12:00 (CET)

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

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