University of Geneva
Post-doc position at NIMTLab
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Published: 2 months ago
Application deadline: Jan 31
Location: Genève, Switzerland
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Post-doc position at NIMTLab

The Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics of the University of Geneva invites applications for a Post- doc position 100% at NIMTLab (]Laboratoire de neuroimagerie et de traceurs moléculaires innovants) https://www.unige.ch/medecine/radio/fr/groupes-de-recherche/984garibotto/.

The group has a specific expertise in the field of molecular imaging of Alzheimer's and related diseases. Our main research interest focuses on molecular neuroimaging, combining diagnostic research, strongly connected with the development of clinically useful tools and algorithms, with the understanding of pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and protecting factors. Specific topics of investigation are in vivo neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease and related diseases with different PET tracers, such as amyloid, tau, and neuroinflammation, in vivo neurotransmission studies of the cholinergic and dopaminergic system, treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, integration of advanced imaging techniques (PET amyloid, tau PET, MR 7T) into clinical practice, the computerized and automated analysis of large databases imaging of the brain.

The selected candidate is expected to contribute to scientific research in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and cognitive disorders, focusing on the study of AD biomarkers and on the biological basis of cognitive impairment due to Suspected Non-Alzheimer Pathology (SNAP) and of the interplay between amyloidosis and tau related neurodegeneration. He-she will be involved the research project such as SNAP, a study of the biological basis of cognitive impairment due to Suspected Non Alzheimer Pathology, Épinettes database, a clinical database for diagnosis and prognosis of patients consulting at the Memory Clinics of the HUG.

He-she will take care of MRI and PET brain images analysis finalized to the extraction and study of AD imaging biomarkers and cognitive pathologies (Freesurfer, Matlab, SPM). Moreover, the selected candidate will tutor students and collaborate to the development of current and new research projects by managing project work packages, helping with the clinical ethical submission, identifying new research opportunities, presenting research results, participating to international and local conferences, producing scientific results and papers, and maintaining collaborative relationships with scientific experts, groups and study sites.

Candidates need to have a PhD in Scientific/Healthcare discipline, experience in scientific research, excellent command of oral and written English (minimum C1 level), excellent communication and organizational skills, diplomacy, resilience to stress, multitasking ability, proactive attitude. Knowledge of French, Italian and/or German will be a plus.

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