Job ID: 100245

PhD position on i/EEG correlates of auditory and heartbeat regularity processing in humans

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 February 2023

Contract Length: 3y

City: Lausanne

Country: Switzerland

Institution: CHUV & UNIL Lausanne, Switzerland

Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Applications are invited for a PhD position financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the Laboratoire de Recherche en Neuroimagerie, in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL). The position is under the supervision of Dr Marzia De Lucia and in collaboration with the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at the Lausanne University Hospital and Inselspital in Bern and the Epilepsy Units at the CHUV and at the Geneva University Hospital.

Project: We aim at investigating how bodily signals (heartbeat, respiration) influence auditory regularity encoding in humans during wakefulness and in the absence of consciousness. The post holder will have the opportunity to be involved in the recordings and advanced data analytics of simultaneous Eye-tracking and Electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings in healthy cohorts, EEG data recorded in comatose patients, Local Field Potentials in epileptic patients implanted with intracranial electrodes and have access to available EEG large datasets recorded in comatose patients across multiple hospital sites.

Environment: The LREN and collaborative institutions provide excellent multidisciplinary and interactive research environments combining expertise in magnetic resonance imaging, i/EEG and neuroimaging methods development.

Entry requirements: The ideal candidate should hold a masters degree in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Life Science or related areas. Prior experience with EEG and/or intracranial EEG measurements and analysis, as well as programming skills (Matlab, Python) are required. Proficiency in English and in French are advantageous. The position is available immediately and should start no later than the 1st of September. The salaries are in accordance with the Swiss Public service regulations.

Application procedures: Applications including a CV, a statement of research interests and the name and full contact details of two referees should be sent to :