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PhD student (f/m)
The clinical dementia research group of the DZNE-Rostock is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on an innovative third-party funded project aiming to elucidate molecular properties underlying the distinct spatial distribution profiles of Alzheimer's disease pathology in the aging brain. This interdisciplinary research project involves working with multimodal neuroimaging data (MRI and PET) as well as with high-throughput microarray-based measurements of regional cerebral gene expression. The PhD student will primarily analyze existing multimodal neuroimaging and microarray-based gene expression data using neuroimaging-specific and bioinformatic software tools implemented within Matlab and R computing environments. The project collaborates with partners from the Institute of Biostatistics of the University Rostock Medical Center and the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, Harvard Medical School. The position holder will be given the opportunity to present the research findings on international conferences and will be assisted in preparing manuscripts for scientific publication. The position is initially funded for 2 years with the possibility of extension for another year depending on performance and funding. Your profile:
- Degree (MSc or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields.
- Interest in pursuing a scientific career in clinical neuroscience
- Enthusiastic individual with strong problem solving skills
- Familiarity with computing environments such as Matlab and R
- Fluent in English and good oral and written communication skills
- Previous experience with analysis of neuroimaging and/or high-throughput gene expression data
- An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
- An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
- A high potential for the individual development of our
- Targeted personnel development
- The position is initially funded for 2 years with the possibility of extension for another year depending on performance and funding.
- Employment, payment and social benefits are consistent with those at other research institutes