PHD POSITION 'BALANCING NATURE AND CULTURE IN SOUTHWEST EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION AND INTEGRATED LEGACIES'
2 dagen geleden - VU - Amsterdam
Your project is based on the hypothesis that tinnitus involves changes in auditory brain areas. You will test this hypothesis with specific emphasis on brain …
Your project is based on the hypothesis that tinnitus involves changes in auditory brain areas. You will test this hypothesis with specific emphasis on brain reorganization in the brainstem. You will (1) optimize the application of a zoomed-fMRI technique to measure auditory responses in the brainstem (2) apply this technique to study reorganization of auditory brainstem areas in participants with tinnitus. The project will be supervised by Prof. Ronald Borra and Prof. Pim van Dijk and is conducted in collaboration with Siemens.
- Master degree in physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, technical medicine or a related field. In line with EU requirments, this qualifying degree must have been acquired within the 4 years preceeding the start of your appointment.
- Programming experience, especially with Matlab, or other related programming tools
- Inquisitive, critical, and independent research attitude
- Excellent communication skills and a team player mentality
- Excellent written and spoken English language skills.
- Interest in working in an international environment and in interacting with patients
- Proficiency or willingness to learn Dutch
- Prior experience with analysis of biomedical / (f)MRI data
- Prior experience with MR sequence programming (e.g. IDEA) / C++ programming language
- Active participation in training and dissemination activities of the European Training Network TIN-ACT.
- In line with the requirements of EU ETN projects, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date. See tinact.eu for a full description of this mobility requirement.
The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Radiology
This is a PhD position at the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology and Radiology of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands. More than 12.500 employees provide patient care, are involved in medical education and perform cutting-edge scientific research focused around the theme of ‘Healthy and Active Ageing’. Research at the UMCG is characterized by close interactions between fundamental and patient oriented clinical research.
The Otorhinolaryngology Department and the research program 'Healthy Ageing and Communication' aim at a better understanding of hearing disorders with the goal to contribute to their relief. This research program combines fundamental research on hearing with cross-disciplinary approaches to explore interactions between hearing and other factors, such as cognitive processing, ageing, and signal processing in hearing aids and cochlear implants.
As a PhD student you will collaborate with group members from diverse backgrounds, such as engineering, medical sciences, audiology, biology and medical physics. You will work toward a dissertation, and present your research in at least three contributions to high-impact international journals. Your research will be embedded in the EU-funded Innovative Training Network ‘TIN-ACT: Tinnitus Assessment, Causes and Treatments'.