Research Assistant (60-100%)

WorkplaceZurich, Zurich region, Switzerland


The Translational Neuromodeling Unit (TNU; Director: Prof. K.E. Stephan) is a division of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). Its mission is to translate advances in computational neuroscience into diagnostic tools for psychiatry and neurology. To this end, the TNU brings together computational modelers, experimentalists and clinicians who jointly develop mathematical models of maladaptive behaviour and brain disease, and evaluate their diagnostic use in patient studies. Within a custom-designed building, the TNU runs a research clinic with a wide range of experimental facilities (EEG, pharmacological, psychophysics and behavioural labs). For our laboratories, we are looking for a

The candidate’s main responsibilities include assistance during the acquisition of electroencephalography (EEG), MRI data and collection of behavioral data in patients and healthy participants, as well as assistance with data storage, data backups, and data quality control procedures. Further duties include the collection and processing of blood samples (practical experience is not necessary but advantageous), support of lab management (e.g., ordering consumables, equipment), organizational and administrative tasks, preparation of experiments, and support during recruitment of participants and patients.

We are looking for a candidate with an education in a field related to psychology or medicine (e.g., qualification as psychologist, medical technical assistant, or nurse) with excellent organizational and computer (MS-Office and standard web applications) skills. We expect a team player attitude and the ability to work independently. Fluent German and good English language skills are required. Not required but advantageous are the experience with electroencephalography (EEG) recordings.

We offer a position with an initial duration of 1 year and possible further extension. The salary will depend on experience and qualifications. The TNU, located in central Zurich, offers a young, collegial and highly international community, and an exciting interdisciplinary scientific environment at the intersection between computational neuroscience, neuropharmacology and psychiatry.
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