PhD Position in Clinical Neuropsychology

University Hospital Bern Clinic of Neurology

PhD Position in Clinical Neuropsychology

We are seeking a motivated PhD candidate in the context of clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neurology (stroke recovery) at the Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland. The project aims at discovering of proxies predicting post-stroke cognitive decline. Besides the longitudinal neuropsychological testing and behavioral assessment of stroke patients, the candidate will analyze the clinical MRI images to evaluate lesion anatomy and other imaging proxies of stroke recovery.

The ideal candidate:
  • has a strong interest in clinical neuropsychology
  • possesses basic knowledge in neuropsychological testing
  • has experience in neuroimaging analysis or motivation to become acquainted with it
  • possess basic programming and analysis skills.
We offer:

extensive training and supervision, integration into a multidisciplinary, experienced research team, participation in meetings and conferences.

How to apply:

The applicant should submit a CV (including contacts of two referees) and a one-page cover letter, highlighting her/his experiences according in above-mentioned points and indicating his/her motivation to join the project. Please send your application to Roza Umarova ( Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions.

The position is offered for a period of three years and can be extended to the fourth year. The preferred starting date is September 2020. Salary scale is provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Deadline for application is the
30th of June
or until the position is filled. Interviews will take place in Bern.