PhD Student in Neuroengineering

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW

PhD Student in Neuroengineering

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PhD Student in Neuroengineering

Your tasks:

You are working on a PhD in the field of deep brain stimulation. You will support neurologists and neurosurgeons with new tools and methods for data analysis and outcome prediction. You will work closely in an international, multidisciplinary team composed of engineers and medical doctors. Your tasks include:

  • simulate patient-specific electric fields to identify stimulated brain areas and relate the location of simulations with anatomy in medical images

  • generate stimulation atlases for different patient populations based on an established pipeline

  • propose, develop and implement methods and algorithms for data analysis and the identification of optimal stimulation target areas necessary for the prediction of clinical outcomes

  • present results in publications and international conferences

  • support in teaching and supervision of bachelor and master students in biomedical engineering and medical informatics

The PhD position is in collaboration with the University of Basel. It is initially limited to one year with the prospect of a three-year extension.

Your profile:

  • master’s degree in biomedical engineering, computer science or related fields

  • strong interest in neuroengineering and neuroanatomy

  • background in medical image processing, data analysis and visualisation, and algorithm development

  • programming skills in Python and Matlab required, experience with Linux would be a plus

  • knowledge of English is required, knowledge of German would be advantageous

  • excellent communication and collaboration skills

Your prospects:

The FHNW School of Life Sciences offers state-of-the-art technical, laboratory and office facilities. Contributing to the school's highly motivating working environment - which is second to none - are its collaboration with a large number of companies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad, a widely varied programme of scientific events, and daily contact with young students in research and teaching. The FHNW is also committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of private and professional life.

Any questions?
About the position:

Prof. Dr. Simone Hemm-Ode, Prof. in Neural Engineering, Email: Write an email

About the recruiting process:

Marco Titzmann, HR Assistant, P +41 56 202 85 65

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