PhD Studentship for International Students at University of Zurich in Switzerland, 2018

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship in the Neuroimaging group at the Spinal Cord Injury lab Balgrist in Zurich under the supervision of PD Dr. Patrick Freund.  The studentship is exclusively open for international students who have a master’s degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, biomedical science or an equivalent field.

The aim of the studentship is to support students who have a strong interest in medical image processing and a desire to learn new fields.

The University of Zurich (UZH, German: Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 26,000 students. The university offers the widest range of subjects and courses of any Swiss higher education institution.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: December 31,2017
  • Course Level: Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentship is awarded for completing PhD in the Neuroimaging group at the Spinal Cord Injury lab Balgrist in Zurich.
  • Scholarship Award: Extensive upstream (e.g. remote) volumetric and microstructural changes of corticospinal axons and sensorimotor cortical areas occur in the first months after spinal cord injury, with faster degenerative changes relating to poorer recovery. However, the spatial and temporal patterns of progression along the neuro-axis (ranging from the cord to the brainstem and brain), and their relation to the clinical course of SCI are still uncertain. We utilize advanced quantitative MRI methods to better reveal the interaction between the spinal cord and brain changes, to determine a more refined analysis of changes along the whole spinal cord, i.e. within but also below and above the cord lesion, and to characterise the spinal patterns of changes affecting the myelin and axonal architecture.
  • Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of studentships is not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for the studentship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Master’s degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, biomedical science or an equivalent field.
  • English Language Requirements: Good communication skills –fluent in German and a good English level especially in writing.

PhD Scholarship


How to Apply: 

Please send your application with the usual documents by email.

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