Job ID: 85936

PhD Position in Clinical Research in Movement Disorders

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 1 September 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 September 2022

Contract Length: 3y

City: Lausanne

Country: Switzerland

Institution: CHUV & UNIL Lausanne, Switzerland



The Movement Disorders Research Lab, Department of Neurology / Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV / University of Lausanne, offers a position of a PhD student for 3 years.

Our research objectives are to understand better the pathophysiology of movement disorders and to explore the novel therapeutic approaches with a focus on gait disorders and non-invasive brain stimulation. The Lab is fully-equipped with state-of-art TMS, tDCS-tACS, ENMG, EEG and combined EMG-EEG recordings, kinematic and gait analysis with inertial monitors and robotic devices, and neuro-navigation. We collaborate with a gait lab and have access to imaging facilities.


Current Project


The candidate will focus on an international multi-center therapeutic study of gait disorders in Parkinson’s disease and atypical Parkinson disorders and will participate in neurophysiological investigations of the pathophysiology.

Candidate requirements

The successful candidate must qualify to enter a PhD program and have a solid background in medicine, movement science, neurophysiology and/or neuroscience.

Ideally, an experience in clinical research with patients.

Being motivated, a team player and empathetic with our patients.

Good knowledge of French and English (German is an asset).

We offer a competitive CHUV/UNIL salary. The position is available from September 1st 2022.

If interested, please contact me: PD Dr. David Benninger (, 079 556 38 93. Applications including a CV and the names and full contact details of 1-2 referees can be sent by email.