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Clinical Research Fellow position (Postdoc)
Medical area Neuro Department of Neurology Centre for Parkinson's disease and movement disorders
100% | in Bern
Entry on 01.09.2021 or after agreement Clinical Research Fellow position is limited for 2 years with possibility of prolongation or PhD position is limited for 3-4 years
The goal of the research project is to understand the relationship between clinical symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease and digital biomarkers such as voice recordings to optimize deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming. The candidate will also collaborate on projects with the focus of using brain signal recordings to optimize DBS.
The applicant will perform clinical assessments of patients, multimodal data recordings, data processing and data analyses. The Candidate will work closely with scientists and clinicians within the renowned Movement Disorders Group at the Inselspital (Bern) and collaborate with neurosurgical and engineering teams. Prof. Krack and Dr. Tinkhauser will supervise the applicant.
The applicant should hold a Medical degree (MD), completed specialty in Neurology is not required but it is an advantage. The applicant should have experience in the field of movement disorders including motor and non-motor assessments in Parkinson's patients, experience with DBS programming, knowledge in statistics and data analyses. Language requirements: minimum B1-Level in German; solid oral and written communication in English.
For further information, please contact Paul Krack MD PhD, Head, Movement Disorders Centre and Gerd Tinkhauser MD PhD, attending physician, Movement Disorders Centre Movement disorders Centre Administration Telephone +41 31 664 03 71
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