PhD student

Last application date
Jun 01, 2022 00:00
Department
GE34 - Department of Head and Skin
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
master in medicine and experience with and/or a strong interest in the domains of clinical neurophysiology and translational epilepsy research
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

The Ghent University research group 4BRAIN (headed by Prof. dr. Paul Boon) has a vacancy for a researcher interested in clinical research in epilepsy, neurophysiology and the development of brain-computer interfaces. 4BRAIN has an intense collaboration with the Department of Neurology and the Center for Neurophysiological Monitoring of Ghent University Hospital.
The researcher will join our translational research team, and will be supported on a daily basis by a team of Clinical and Research Professors.
For clinical research projects, 4BRAIN has a direct link with the Neurology Department of Ghent University Hospital and the affiliated Reference Center for Refractory Epilepsy (RCRE). This provides direct access to a large population of refractory epilepsy patients and to state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic and therapeutic tools relevant in the field (state-of-the art electrophysiology including scalp, depth and subdural EEG recording and MEG), all types of neuromodulatory treatments both invasive and non-invasive, presurgical evaluation and epilepsy-surgery).
For this project in particular, 4BRAIN also has a strong and ongoing collaboration with Prof. Marc Van Hulle of the Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology of the KU Leuven, which is focused on the development of brain-computer interfaces.

Job profile

The applicant should have a master in medicine and experience with and/or a strong interest in the domains of clinical neurophysiology and translational epilepsy research. The candidate should be a collaborative, dynamic person who likes to work in a multidisciplinary and inter-university research environment. He or she should have a very good knowledge of the English language and excellent communication skills (written and spoken). The applicant should have a scientific attitude towards excellence, be creative and precise, have problem-solving capacities and planning skills.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV, motivation letter, and two (email) addresses of potential referees to this email address: Evelien.Carrette@ugent.be.
The closing date for applications is June 1st 2022.
Interviews with selected candidates will take place before June 30th 2022.
The starting date for this PhD position will be August or September 2022.