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As a leading university hospital with a rich tradition, the Inselspital is part of the Insel Group and is a centre of medical expertise and high technology with an international reputation as well as being a first-class training and research centre.

PhD position in clinical neuropsychology

Universitätsklinik für Neurologie
Poliklinik, Stroke Unit
100 % | in Bern
Entry 01.09.2020 or by arrangement
limited to 3 years with the option to extend by 1 year
The stroke Unit of Inselspital, University Hospital Bern treats >1000 stroke patients per year possessing long-standing expertise in care of stroke patients. Our interdisciplinary stroke team conducts dozens of national and international research studies resulting in > 300 publications in international journals per year.
Your challenge
The project aims at discovering and establishment of proxies predicting post-stroke cognitive trajecto-ries to improve the patients care after stroke and to reduce the impact of (post-stroke) dementia. Be-sides the longitudinal neuropsychological testing and behavioral assessment of stroke patients, the can-didate will analyze the individual pre-stroke behavioral proxies, post-stroke life style and clinical MRI images to evaluate lesion anatomy and other imaging proxies of stroke recovery.
Your profile
  • Master degree in neuropsychology
  • a strong interest in clinical neuropsychology and patient-centered research
  • basic knowledge in neuropsychological testing
  • experience in neuroimaging analysis or motivation to become acquainted with it
  • possess basic programming (MATLAB, R) and analysis skills will be an advantage
  • excellent written and spoken German
  • excellent written English skills, ability to work independently and together with a research team
Our range
  • comprehensive training opportunities including curricula offered by The Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) of University of Bern
  • extensive supervision and integration into a multidisciplinary, experienced research team of Stroke Re-search Group
  • participation in meetings and conferences

Contact

Contact
For further information, please contact
PD Dr. Roza Umarova, Oberärztin I
Phone +41 31 632 70 00

Your application

Please only apply online.

The Insel Group

The Insel Group forms Switzerland's largest full-service medical care system -– from primary care through to state-of-the-art medicine -– that is available to everyone in the country. This ensures that every patient is treated at the most appropriate place for them and has access to the latest technologies, methods and medical options at all times.
Gebäude
Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern
Freiburgstrasse, CH-3010 Bern
Schweiz
As a university hospital and the leading training institution in Canton Bern, the Inselspital offers training in 36 out of 44 possible medical disciplines. In their role as training organisations, the university clinics and institutes of the Insel Group are rated with an "A" – the highest classification.
In addition, the Insel Group offers practical training and CPD (continuous professional development) for all health professions up to specialist nursing care. It offers a broad range of vocational traineeships for its trainees, who currently number 300.
We are keen to foster personal development among our staff. Career opportunities and relevant models are transparent; CPD is provided with generous support.
Gender equality and the advancement of women are a big priority for us. Our career paths and models are designed so that part-time work and family responsibilities are no obstacles to taking on responsibility at our company.
Flexible working hours, part-time work and job-sharing. We are keen to accommodate the needs of our staff where the role and operating requirements of the hospital allow. This also applies to our executive-grade roles.
We offer 115 childcare places for around 180 children up to pre-school age at various locations. At the Inselspital site, there is also a group for babies from the fourth month and a private kindergarten.
As a family-friendly employer, the Insel Group provides generous schemes for unpaid leave, short remunerated breaks and parental leave in the event of the birth of a child or an adoption. Fathers also receive ten working days paid paternity leave. Extra days of leave are offered by way of a loyalty bonus from as early as the fifth year of service!
Bern and its region assume a central role in Switzerland. With its enviable infrastructure, rapid links to the country's major conurbations, proximity to urban and rural districts and variety of wonderful recreational areas, Bern and its environs offer an unusually high quality of life.
The social package we offer is far above the industry average. Our benefits are exceptional, particularly in the case of maternity leave, continued payment of salary in the event of sickness and accident, and full payment of daily sickness allowance or group health insurance premiums.
We provide medical excellence with a human touch and respect for one another. As a big business we create a unique family atmosphere through meaningful diversity within the Insel Group.
For us it is very important new employees undergo a well prepared and thorough induction. We give you detailed information about your new employer at a monthly welcome event and also provide tailored induction programmes in the clinics, institutes and administrative departments.
Every site operated by the Insel Group has one or more staff restaurants. Our staff appreciate the quality, variety and creativity of our catering, which has repeatedly won prestigious gastronomy prizes.
Innovations in medicine and research are only possible if we continue to develop. Rapid developments in the medical field bring about extraordinary processes of change – as well as prospects for individual development for you.
Humanity

Humanity

Respect and a high regard for the individual are central to everything we do.

Competence

Competence

We have confidence in our abilitiesand share our knowledge for the benefit of all our patients.

Quality

Quality

Our actions comply with the highest standards of quality and safety.

Innovation

Innovation

We seek new approaches as well as promote research and innovation.

Cooperation

Cooperation

We treat one another with respect and appreciation, foster professional cooperation and promote interdisciplinarity.

Integrity

Integrity

We are committed to our values and are guided by sincerity, transparency and dependability.

Facts

Facts and figures

  • 6 sites in the canton of Bern
  • Over 10,000 employees from around 80 countries
  • Over 300 trainees in 16 vocational fields
  • 15,185 placement/training weeks (at tertiary level, medical and other professions)
  • Around 500,000 patients, including over 60,750 inpatients
  • 1st class: the Inselspital is the leading Swiss university hospital in terms of patient satisfaction.
Facts and figures
University hospital (highly specialist care, all disciplines) University hospital (highly specialist care, all disciplines)
City hospital Tiefenau (comprehensive primary care and secondary care) City hospital Tiefenau (comprehensive primary care and secondary care)
Rural hospitals (primary care close to home) Rural hospitals (primary care close to home)
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