Job advertisement from June 4th, 2018   vacancy from: June 4th, 2018
Department of Clinical Neurophsiology

The University Medicine / Clinical Neurophysiology Göttingen (Germany) is seeking a

PhD Student (Doktorand)
on Multi-Modal Imaging Integration
initially limited to 1 year with extension options for a further 2 years, part time (19,25 hours/week) | salary according to TV-L

The successful applicant will work primarily on integrating functional and structural connectivity in MEG/EEG, MRI and FDG-PET in patients with epilepsy. This involves graph-theoretical concepts and machine learning approaches. The aim of this project is to link the causes of epilepsy with imaging patterns and improve our understanding of the pathophysiology, genotype-phenotype relations and multimodal imaging in general.

Applicants need a university degree (MA/MSc or equivalent) in physics, mathematics, biology, (bio-)medical engineering, theoretical medicine or other related disciplines. Programming skills (Matlab) are essential as is previous knowledge of MEG/EEG, MRI and/or FDG-PET and common imaging toolboxes (e.g. Fieldtrip, Brainstorm, SPM, FSL). Machine learning experiences, e.g. use of neural networks, and previous experience with epilepsy are beneficial. The applicant has to be fluent in English, both written and oral. German language skills are advantageous, but not a prerequisite.

The applicant can be enrolled in the “Systems Neuroscience” or “Computational Neuroscience”/GGNB program of the University (

The focus of our group is the utilization of imaging and post-processing methods to better understand the neurobiology of focal and generalized epilepsies allow individualized diagnostics and translate methodological advances into clinical applications.

The salary is according to German federal scale (TV-L, E13 50%). The initial contract is for one year. After successful interim evaluation by the thesis advisory board, a prolongation for further two years is available. The university is especially encouraging the application of women. Disabled applicant are preferred in case of equal qualification. The intended start date is September 2018 with some flexibility.

Please send a letter of motivation, CV, references and, if available, a sample publication to:

The University Medical Center Göttingen takes flexible account of the individual design of working hours at the workplace. It is interested in implementing the wishes of its employees as far as possible. If you are interested in this job and have specific questions about working hours, please contact us.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by June 30th, 2018

University Medical Center Göttingen
Department of Clinical Neurophsiology
Prof. Dr. Niels Focke
Oberarzt der Klinik
37099 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551/39-66650
Fax: 0551/39-8126

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.