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Offer DescriptionThe regulation of sleep heavily relies on the interactions between small subcortical nuclei of the brain. Most of the research on this circuitry was conducted in animal models such
that translation to humans remains to be completed. In addition, how sleep regulation – underlined by this sub-cortical circuitry – contributes to cognitive fitness in aging and
neurodegeneration is not established yet. The project will use high resolution MRI data acquired with a 7 Tesla apparatus to examine functional and quantitative MRI of the diencephalon (thalamus, hypothalamus, brainstem (Raphe, Locus Coeruleus) and its association to sleep electrophysiological and cognitive metrics in the context of aging and neurodegenerative disease (incl. a genetic risk score approach).RequirementsResearch Field Neurosciences Education Level Master Degree or equivalentSkills/QualificationsQualifications and requirements

  • Candidate should be skilled, highly motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Candidates must have an MSc in any disciplines related to the topics of the call (engineering, computer sciences, MR Physics, biomedical sciences, neuropsychology,

cognitive neuroscience, biology, etc.).

  • Experience in cognitive neuroscience, neurological disease, or genetics is highly appreciated.
  • Previous experience in MRI imaging is also appreciated.
  • Good statistical skills are requested and pre-exposure (or better) to scripting Matlab, R and/or Python is appreciated.
  • Mastery of English is a requirement; mastery of French is a bonus. Learning French will be requested from those not mastering the language.

Languages ENGLISH Level ExcellentAdditional InformationBenefitsSalary of MSc degree according to legal obligationSelection processApplicants are invited to respond as soon as possible. The position is open until filled. Please include all the following documents in PDF format: CV (including list of
publications), grade list during your BSc and MSc, contact information for two referees, a brief letter (maximum 2 pages) describing your personal qualifications, research interests
and motivation for applying. Applications or informal enquiries should be sent via email to and . Candidates shortlisted
for interview will be required to give a short research presentation.Additional commentsWork environment
GIGA-CRC Human Imaging is a research team including psychologists, neurologists, chemists, physicists and engineers, gathering complementary skills in developing novel
technical and methodological tools to better characterise the structure and function of the human brain. Applications and fields of research include sleep and chronobiology,
healthy ageing and neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis, glioblastomas, and many fields of cognitive neuroscience. The unit and the associated research-dedicated
human imaging platform (incl. 7T whole-body MRI scanner (Terra, Siemens) thus provides the appropriate environment and associated expertise to carry out the research project.
The PIs of the project regularly collaborate with renown research centres of excellence in MRI (e.g. Leipzig, London, Maastricht), sleep/chronobiology (e.g. Surrey, Basel, Zurich,
Amsterdam) and genetics (Queensland). Website for additional job detailsWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute ULiège Country Belgium City Liège Postal Code 4000 GeofieldWhere to apply E-mail[email protected]Contact CityLiège WebsiteStreet8 allée du Six Août Postal Code4000 E-Mail[email protected][email protected][email protected]STATUS: EXPIRED

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Fri, 10 May 2024 06:42:01 GMT

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