The goal of the Neural Control of Movement Lab at ETH Zurich (Department of Health Sciences and Technology) is to understand how the brain controls behavior and develops non-invasive interfaces to modulate brain function. Applications are invited for the following opening.
We are interested in investigating how sleep (assessed via nocturnal EEG), cortical task control and autonomic functions (assessed via ECG and blood pressure) are related and whether projections from the Locus Coeruleus (assessed with pupillometry) play a key role in linking these functions.Work performed by the candidate will include hands-on data acquisition of the mentioned methods, development of study design and research questions, advanced signal processing of physiological data, and dissemination.
We offer a fully funded PhD position (~4 years) in a great scientific and social environment. The project will equally combine lab work and computational analysis of the acquired data and provides a great opportunity to establish a portfolio that covers all aspects of scientific work.
The successful candidate will have a MSc degree (or be close to completion) in the field of neuroscience, neurophysiology, psychology, biomedical engineering or a related field. The candidate should be technically capable with programming experience in Matlab, Python or a similar language. Experience with at least one of the experimental techniques (acquisition and/or analysis) listed above is desirable. Experience with psychophysical experimentation in human subjects will also be highly regarded. She/he is a team player, has strong communication skills, is self-motivated, has scientific curiosity, is flexible regarding working hours (some sleep experiments are during the night) and performs rigorous experimental work. Fluency in English is essential; German language skills are a plus.
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We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents:
- A letter of motivation
- CV and diplomas
- Contact details of 2 referees
Starting date: Summer 2020 (or upon mutual agreement)
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
For further information about the Neural Control of Movement lab, please visit our website www.ncm.hest.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Caroline Lustenberger or Dr. Sarah Meissner by email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (no applications).