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Ph.D. Student in Basel/Switzerland

09 April 2019

Ph.D. Student in Basel/Switzerland

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The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the University Psychiatric Clinics of Basel has received funding from the Swiss National Foundation for a 3 years research project:
Investigating the specificity of neuronal correlates for emotion processing deficits in conduct disorder (CD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Thus, we offer the following position:
PhD student 100%
Within this SNF project we will implement behavioral assessments as well as functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (f/MRI) techniques in combination with eye-tracking in order to study the neural correlates of emotion processing in youths with CD and ASD. This project application is an extension to a successfully implemented existing project in our lab where we already investigated individuals with a diagnosis of CD and typically developing youths using neuroimaging in combination with eye-tracking measurements and clinical interviews. By testing an additional sample of adolescents with CD and individuals with ASD, and using cross-disorder comparisons, we aim to extend knowledge regarding the specificity of neurobiological results. In contrast to previous studies we will be able to additionally investigate the impact of attention to emotional cues by using eye-tracking techniques during scanning.
Your responsibilities
The PhD student is expected to have
• knowledge in neuroimaging data analyses, as well as willingness to learn new techniques including eye gaze during scanning assessment and evaluation
• knowledge in conduct disorder and autism are of advantage
• ideally you are also comfortable with programming

We additionally provide access to a huge data base of previous national (SNF) and international research projects (see enabling to investigate further neurobiological research topics and to publish in highly ranking international journals.

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Employment start date:
Universitary Psychiatric Clinics Basel (UPK)
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Contact Information

Prof. Christina Stadler
Universitary Psychiatric Clinics Basel (UPK)
Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Schanzenstrasse 13
CH-4056 Basel

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