Postdoctoral researcher or graduate student at the Institute of Psychology
Postdoctoral researcher or graduate
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position or PhD position at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in
the Research Group Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Consciousness of the Institute of Psychology
headed by Katharina Henke.
The postdoc/graduate researcher will work full-time on a large project with the title 'Strengthening memory
formation for retrieval despite amnesia", which is funded by an SNSF Advanced Grant. The project involves
ultra high-field (7 T) magnetic resonance imaging of memory at SITEM-Insel in Bern using functional, anatomical,
and spectroscopic imaging in heathy and amnesic individuals. We manipulate the memory formation
in healthy and amnesic individuals using brain stimulation to increase long-term potentiation. We trace the
formed memory traces over time and examine long-term memory consolidation during night sleep.
Conducting ultra high-field (7 T) magnetic resonance imaging of memory using functional, anatomical,
and spectroscopic imaging in healthy and amnesic individuals.
Applying brain stimulation.
Communicating with neurological patients and medical staff.
We seek a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral/graduate researcher with a background in neuropsychology
and cognitive neuroscience.
The candidate should be experienced with memory research, MRI methods or brain stimulation methods.
The candidate is expected to speak or learn German,
to be fluent in programming (matlab, python, R),
comfortable using analysis toolboxes,
and willing to interact with neurological patients and medical staff.
excellent mentorship and academic advice,
mutual scientific exchange,
a competitive salary,
work in a dynamic, ambitious and multidisciplinary team,
flat hierarchy, good collaborations,
excellent research infrastructure and office space,
high scientific standards,
innovative research at the international cutting-edge.
The start date is flexible; ideal would be August 1, 2023.