Postdoctoral Position in clinical MEG of Parkinson’s disease: Aarhus, Denmark


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scientist post to support research into neurocognitive deficits in Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University.

The successful applicant will work on a research project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, exploring the neurophysiological mechanisms of language deficits in PD patients using MEG and other techniques, and carrying out specific scientific research in collaboration with line manager and other team members. The postholder’s research will be centred on exploring functional deficits in speech and language processing in PD patients with and without deep brain stimulation implants. Ideal candidates will therefore have experience in clinical neuroimaging and in language research. Previous experience in using one or more of state-of-the-art neuroimaging modalities (MEG , EEG,  etc) is essential; experience with neurological patients is desirable. Eligible candidates should hold a PhD or similar degree in a relevant discipline, including (but not limited to) physiology, medicine, psychology, neuroinformatics or neuroscience. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is open for up to 3 years within the funding period allowed.

CFIN is an international multidisciplinary research centre based at Aarhus University’s Department for Clinical Medicine, Denmark. Our research groups are supported by state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities including research-only 306-channel TRIUX MEG system (Elekta Neuromag), fMRI systems (Siemens TIMTrio 3T, Magnetom Skyra 3T), PET, navigated TMS, EEG, eye-tracking equipment, Two-Photon Microscopy, etc., and have well-established clinical and other collaborations. Aarhus University provides an inspiring international research environment with top neuroscience facilities. Aarhus is a dynamic university city located on the Baltic coast in continental Denmark and surrounded by nature; it offers very high living standards, rich cultural and intellectual life, outdoor activities, excellent restaurant/nightlife scene etc.

Additional information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting Professor Yury Shtyrov, head of MEG/EEG at CFIN, who will also be available for discussions at the Biomag 2016 conference in Seoul. Deadline for applications:  15 October 2016. Further details and application procedures can be found at