Job ID: 5437

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 21 March 2021

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: University Hospital Magdeburg

Department: Institute for Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research

Description:

The PhD student position is available in the project on “Dynamic modelling of training-induced, response-optimized mobilization of neural resources” of the new CRC for Neural Resources of Cognition. The project explores the neuronal mechanisms of training-induced brain plasticity and its role for cognitive enhancement in old age. This includes (1) motor (balance) training in combination with state-of-the-art computational modelling of performance and brain changes during behavioral learning; and (2) mapping micro- and macrostructural brain changes using longitudinal multi-parametric MRI (MPM & DWI) in ageing human participants. The PhD student will join the modelling group at Institute for Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research (IKND), http://www.iknd.ovgu.de/AG+Dr_+Ziegler.html) and will be jointly supervised by two PI’s (Dr. Gabriel Ziegler, IKND and Prof. Marco Taubert, Department of Sport Science, https://www.taubertlab.com) Magdeburg. The goal is to develop and implement novel dynamical modelling approaches for neuronal plasticity using Bayesian methods.
Application deadline: 19th of March 2021. The preferred starting date would ideally be May 1st, 2021 or earlier. To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing a full CV (incl. publication if available), personal statement (describing your personal qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying), contact information and academic certificates (Diploma/Master, Bachelor certificates), and a PDF copy of your Diploma/Master thesis. Please send your complete application or questions via e-mail to Dr. Gabriel Ziegler (gabriel.ziegler(at)dzne.de, cc: marco.taubert(at)ovgu.de).
More details on the position can be found at
http://www.iknd.ovgu.de/Jobs/PhD+position+on+advanced+modelling.html

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