PhD Student

Last application date
Jun 01, 2022 00:00
GE34 - Department of Head and Skin
Limited duration
master in (bio)medical sciences, biomedical engineering or related discipline
Occupancy rate
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 neuro-epilepsy research. 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 on the pathogenesis and treatment of epilepsy. Researchers at 4BRAIN are supported on a daily basis by a team of Clinical and Research Professors.
For preclinical research projects 4BRAIN offers access to several preclinical models for epilepsy research and several preclinical research techniques, including stereotactic neurosurgery, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological recording and neurostimulation techniques, microdialysis, in vivo (stem) cell and gene therapy (including optogenetics and chemogenetics) and state-of-the-art in vivo neuroimaging techniques (small animal fMRI, µPET, µSPECT, µCT, optical imaging).
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 populations of refractory epilepsy patients and to the 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)`.

Job profile

The applicant should have a master in (bio)medical sciences, biomedical engineering or related discipline and have experience with and/or a strong interest in the domain of (clinical) neurophysiology and translational epilepsy research. The candidate should be a collaborative, dynamic person who likes to work in a multidisciplinary 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:
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.