The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience has a vacancy for a PhD-student position

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 16 Oct 2022

We invite applications for 1 PhD position in clinical electrophysiology and neuroimaging at the Academic Center for Epileptology (ACE), Kempenhaeghe, and Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+), the Netherlands. The position is embedded in the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS) in the Maastricht University.

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent epileptic seizures. The aim of epilepsy surgery is to cure patients whose seizures cannot be treated with medication. The eligibility of patients for epilepsy surgery is determined by a multidisciplinary group of medical specialists (ACE Werkgroep Epilepsie Chirurgie; AWEC) via an extensive evaluation, including non-invasive and invasive examinations to determine the epileptogenic source of the individual patient. With the candidates work, we aim to study the effects of a local micro-surgical treatment, namely radiofrequency thermocoagulation, of the epileptogenic source on brain network activity and organization. The candidate will work closely with a medical PhD student to investigate the predictive value of electrophysiological (stereo-EEG) and neuroimaging (MRI) biomarkers, with various metrics, for treatment outcome.

As a PhD-student you will be a team player within ACE, with a technical focus on all aspects pertaining to electrophysiological and MRI acquisition in epilepsy patients, computational modeling, and data analysis. You will be working in a stimulating interdisciplinary team including neurologists, clinical neurophysiologists, neurosurgeons, engineers, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists and other clinicians. You will divide your time between Kempenhaeghe (Heeze) and MUMC+ (Maastricht).

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