FHML/MHeNs/Neurosurgey and Neurology/PhD candidate

The main objective is an in-depth investigation of the basal ganglia anatomy using novel MR image analysis paradigms in Parkinson’s disease (PD). This projects aims to understand the essence and extent of neuroanatomical alterations, and consequently connectome in local and remote neural elements in

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
P Debyelaan, Maastricht, Limburg
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-driven candidate to join a research project funded by a large asset management fund (Weijerhorst). The project will investigate the neuroanatomical alterations in PD brain and correlates with different disease phenotypes using the dual techniques of ultra-high-field MRI (7T and 9T) and histology (immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization) and advanced microscopy. The position involves a fulltime temporary appointment for 4 years.

Starting date: October-2018

The imaging work will be conducted together with the Scannexus Center for Neuroimaging and histology/microscopy.

Functie-eisen

PhD candidates will be expected to have programming experience (e.g. MATLAB) and a Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Neuroscience, (Neuro) Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Physics). Experience with biology and neuroscience would also be considered a plus. Knowledge of state-of-the-art data analyses techniques and neuroimaging software, including FreeSurfer, FSL, SPM is also appreciated.

Conditions

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl .

Temporary employment for the period of max 4 years. Monthly salary is € 2.222,- gross/ month in year 1 up to € 2.840,- in year 4 according to the PhD-student salary scale. Each year an evaluation will take place.

Additional information

For more information about the project please contact dr. A. Jahanshahiavar. Email: a.jahanshahi@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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