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Postdoctoral Researcher in "Imaging of Spinal Cord Injury" 80-100%

WorkplaceNottwil, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
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Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) is an affiliate of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation. The mission of SPF is sustainably improving the situation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through clinical and interdisciplinary research on a national and international level. Specific areas of its comprehensive research include functioning, movement and mobility, social integration, equality of opportunity, self-determination, quality of life, health services provision as well as morbidity and mortality. SPF is an extra-university research institution recognized and promoted by the Swiss federal government and the cantons and an active link to academic and industrial research and development at the national and international levels.

The Advanced Imaging Research (AIR) Group, is looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in "Imaging of Spinal Cord Injury" 80 - 100%

The Advanced Imaging Research Group is focussing on the investigation of the mechanisms of SCI beyond the sensorimotor domain. The aim of this postdoctoral project is to investigate the underlying processes of SCI with imaging techniques, and to establish methods for functional and structural connectivity analyses. The researcher is expected to contribute to the development of the research in SCI in close collaboration with the Group Leader.


  • Contribution to the writing of grant proposals
  • Contribution to the conceptualization and design of research projects
  • Writing and submission of study documents for approval by ethics committees or authorities
  • Analysis and interpretation of imaging data of different modalities (e.g., fMRI, DTI, x-ray, etc.)
  • Writing and submission of publications in high impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • Presentation of research findings at national and international conferences
  • Supervision of PhD and Master Students


  • PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering or similar, recognised by the Swiss University System.
  • Strong knowledge in neuroimaging methods, with particular focus on functional and structural connectivity analysis, as proved by track record of publications in the field.
  • Knowledge in Matlab and/or R-studio.
  • Ambitious, proactive, good communication skills and attitude to team-work
  • Willingness to work with patients in clinical settings
  • Excellent English skills, German is an advantage

We offer

  • Fully funded position in a young and dynamic environment
  • Multidisciplinary team, where engineers, neuroscientists and clinicians interact on a daily base
  • State-of-the-Art facilities, with a 3 Tesla Philips scanner for MRI dedicated to research
  • Excellent conditions for relevant patient-oriented research
  • Possibility to be embedded in an academic career path
  • Competitive salary according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Friendly and person-oriented atmosphere

The position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Contact and Address

For further information please contact Giuseppe Zito, PhD, Group Leader, AIR Group, giuseppe.zitoparaplegie.ch or +41 41 939 55 86.

Interested? We are looking forward to your full online application in English (including your CV with a publication list, transcripts of University Diplomas with grades and reference letters and a cover letter with a personal statement regarding your suitability and motivation Evaluation of applications will take place on an ongoing basis until successful recruitment of a candidate.

Lea Blunschi, HR-Verantwortliche, looks forward to receiving your online application.

Schweizer Paraplegiker-Forschung AG
Human Resources
Guido A. Zäch Str. 4
6207 Nottwil
P 041 939 53 72


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