Positions

Applications are invited for a 2-year post-doctoral position in human intracranial recordings in patients with schizophrenia.

The Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience in Madrid, in collaboration with the Neurosurgery and Psychiatry departments of the Clinico San Carlos, is pioneering the use of deep-brain stimulation in the management of medication-resistant schizophrenia. As part of this treatment, we will perform electrophysiological recordings in patients to study the firing pattern of ventral midbrain (putatively dopaminergic) neurons. Secondly, we test patients in behavioural tasks such as working memory, in order to determine the cognitive effects of DBS treatment.

The successful candidate will be involved in acquiring and analysing neurophysiological recordings from these patients: intra-operative single-unit recordings and post-operative intracranial local field potentials and scalp EEG. Funding is through the Behavior and Brain Research Foundation (https://www.bbrfoundation.org/blog/meet-our-2017-narsad-independent-investigator-grantees)

A PhD in neuroscience (or related discipline) is required. The ideal candidate will be highly competent in the analysis of electrophysiological recordings, particularly single-unit data. Knowledge of ventral tegmental single unit activity in animal models of schizophrenia is desirable.

The start date will be in autumn/winter 2017.

Fluent English is mandatory, Spanish is not required.

Application

Send CV, motivation letter, and contact details of two academic referees to

Prof. Bryan Strange

bryan.strange@upm.es

Deadline extended: 15 September 2017

 

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2016

Applications are invited for a 4-year funded PhD position in neuroscience.

The Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience in Madrid focuses on the study of memory in healthy humans and different patient populations. We apply a multi-modal approach to better understand the factors that influence memory, and are currently working on deep-brain stimulation (DBS) techniques to improve memory.

The successful applicant would

– Be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and biomedical engineers

– Develop a novel DBS technique to enhance memory in human patients

– Adopt methods to localise deep-brain electrodes using pre- and post-operative CT and MRI scans

– Perform and analyse simultaneous DBS and MEG recordings

– Perform simultaneous intracranial local field potential and scalp high density EEG recordings

This is a government funded four-year PhD position, with starting date early 2017.  Additional funding is also provided for international visits to other laboratories to enhance the PhD training.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who wishes to pursue a career in science, and has an interest in clinical and cognitive neuroscience of memory. Applicants should have an MSc or equivalent in neuroscience, biology, biomedical engineering, psychology, or a related science/engineering discipline. Prior experience is required in either cognitive neuroscience, theoretical neuroscience, or animal models of memory. Familiarity with electrophysiology or MRI and Matlab or R, would be useful.

Fluent English is mandatory, Spanish is not required.

Application

Send CV, motivation letter, and contact details of two academic referees to

Prof. Bryan Strange

bryan.strange@upm.es

Applications deadline is 25 September 2016

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Applications are invited for a 2-year post-doctoral position

We are pleased to offer a 2-year post-doctoral position at the Reina Sofia Foundation Alzheimer’s Disease Centre in Madrid, Spain.

The successful applicant will be involved in neuroimaging analyses of a 5-year longitudinal study (currently in year 4) of 1200 healthy elderly individuals (aged 70-85) to determine neuronal markers in the healthy state which predict subsequent development of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

In addition, the Reina Sofia Alzheimer’s Centre offers:

– A research-dedicated MRI facility attached to a 140-bed residence for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
– A brain-bank providing post-mortem histopathological confirmation of dementia diagnosis for patients scanned pre-mortem.
– Ex-vivo MRI scanning.

A strong background in neuroimaging techniques is required. Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, biomedical engineering, neuropsychology or related field. Experience in dementia research is a plus. Spanish language skills are NOT required.

Competitive annual salary depending on experience.

SUBMISSION
Interested candidates should send CV and a cover letter (including contact details of 2 referees), to the following email address: bryan.strange@upm.es

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
March 4, 2016

Any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Bryan Strange

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2014

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position

The Spanish Research Center for Neurological Diseases offers a post-doctoral position at the Reina Sofia Foundation Alzheimer’s Disease Centre in Madrid, Spain.

The main research focus is an ongoing longitudinal study of a large cohort (>1000) of healthy 70-85 year olds, with particular emphasis on those individuals who subsequently develop mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

A strong background in functional brain MRI and volumetric and tractography techniques is required. Experience in dementia research is a plus. Spanish language skills are NOT required. The successful candidate will have full access to a 3T research-dedicated scanner to conduct further studies in cognitive neuroimaging.

Competitive annual salary depending on experience.

SUBMISSION
Interested candidates should send CV, copy of Academic Degree and a cover letter (indicating reference DCLEA), to the following email address: rrhh@fundacioncien.es

It is essential that applications be delivered in digital format; applications will not be accepted on paper.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
July 9, 2014

Any questions, please feel free to contact me (bryan.strange@upm.es).

Bryan Strange