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The University Clinic of Neurology, University of Oldenburg, Germany (Director: Prof. Dr. Karsten Witt) offers a

PhD position
(65 % of full time TV-L 13, 3 years)
in neuromodulation and multimodal neuroimaging of Parkinson's disease.

The successful PhD student will investigate the efficacy and neural mechanisms of neuromodulatory therapies of Parkinson's disease. The PhD student has access to the state-of-the-art infrastructure of the University Clinic (including transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation) and the Neuroimaging Unit (including a Siemens Prisma MRI at 3 Tesla with 64-channel head coil and a 306-channel Elekta Neuromag Triux magnetoencephalography system; https://uol.de/en/medicine/biomedicum/neuroimaging-unit/).

This position is embedded in an excellent interdisciplinary scientific environment with a strong focus on neurological, neurosensory, and neurocognitive research. The University Clinic of Neurology is part of the European Medical School, founded by the Universities of Oldenburg, Germany, and Groningen, The Netherlands.

Applicants are required to have an academic university degree (master or equivalent), such as a master's degree in the field of psychology, neuroscience, physics or a related discipline, or a medical degree. Experience with neurological patients (in particular, patients with Parkinson's disease) are desirable. Prior experience with the analysis of electrophysiological recordings, MRI, EEG or MEG data is very useful. Computer programming and statistical skills are an asset. Good oral and written English skills are essential. Knowledge of German will be helpful to communicate with patients.

The University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity employer aiming to increase the proportion of female academic members. Therefore, we especially encourage women to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of the master's thesis or other written work, university grades and the contact details of two academic referees and should be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Karsten Witt
Director of the University Clinic of Neurology
Steinweg 13-17
26122 Oldenburg, Germany.

Electronic applications (one pdf file) are preferred: karsten.witt@uni-oldenburg.de.

Deadline for application: October 15, 2018

Christina Oswald (Stand: 23.09.2018)