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