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  • Postdoctoral position in clinical neuroscience

    Postdoctoral position, 80-100 %

    University of Fribourg - Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Hospital of Fribourg – Department of Neurology

    The research of Prof. Dr. med. Selma Aybek and her team focusses on Functional Neurological Disorders (FND). The team is working interdisciplinary, involving neurologists, engineers, psychologists and neuroscientists in order to merge our expertise in conducting clinical research, aiming to better understand this disabling disorder and ultimately help the numerous patients suffering from FND. We design studies to investigate pathoethiological risk factors, pathophysiological mechanisms and study potential treatment options.
    We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with excellent technical skills and track record (i.e., publications in high ranking journals) to join our research group.

    Your responsibilities
    • Independently plan and conduct scientific studies (e.g., ethical application, elaboration of study design, recruitment, collection and storage of data).
    • Work in direct contact with patients and healthy participants.
    • Autonomous data analysis and critical interpretation.
    • Presenting results in national and international conference and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Supervision of junior team members.

    Your profile
    • You have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, neurobiology, biomedical engineering or similar.
    • Expert knowledge in MRI/fMRI analysis is required.
    • Experience in EEG, TMS and/or augmented/virtual reality is an advantage.
    • You are experienced with Matlab and neuroimaging analysis tools (SPM, FSL, EEGLAB, Cartool, Ragu or similar) and statistical tools (R, Stata or similar).
    • You have a strong interest in neuroscientific methods as well as in elaborating potential treatment options for neuropsychiatric disorders.
    • You are fluent in English and have a good knowledge of German or French.
    • You demonstrate good communication, organizational and teamwork skills.

    What we offer

    We offer a postdoctoral position in a dynamic work environment starting July 2024 (or as agreed), which will be remunerated according to the guidelines of the University of Fribourg.


    Please send your application documents (including your CV, cover letter, list of publications, references) as a single PDF file to Francine Neuhaus and Janine Bühler (;

    In case of questions, please feel free to contact Janine Bühler ( Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled.

  • PhD position in Sensorimotor Neuroscience


    The group of Mario Prsa at the University of Fribourg ( is looking for PhD/Postdoc candidates to conduct research on neural mechanisms of forelimb sensorimotor adaptation and/or proprioceptive sensory processing.

    Our laboratory is part of the Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Fribourg comprised of a vibrant scientific community including more than 20 multi-disciplinary research groups.


    Movements are at the center of all our behavior and accurate movements allow us to properly interact with the world. Proprioception and sensorimotor adaptation are two physiological processes crucial for maintaining movement accuracy. The applicant will use state-of-the art behavioral, optogenetic, two-photon microscopy and neuroanatomical tracing techniques to dissect the underlying neuronal circuits in the mouse brain.  


    • Master’s / PhD degree in Neuroscience, Engineering/Physics, Biology (or related discipline).
    • Highly motivated, excellent analytical, experimental and writing skills.
    • Experience in rodent behavior, optogenetics, in-vivo imaging and/or electrophysiology.
    • Proficiency in data analysis and experimental procedures
    • Knowledge of hardware programming and experimental control with Matlab is highly desirable.


    We offer a PhD and Postdoctoral positions planned to start in late 2023 or early 2024. Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, complete CV and a list of referees to

  • INTERSHIP POSITION : Minimum 6 month

    The IC Stoke Team is looking for a student to collaborate on their research projects in Switzerland.

    The student will have the opportunity to work in an international and highly motivating environment. The project involves the development of a new model of subcortical stroke in non-human primates and of cortico-spinal rehabilitation technologies for the recovery of arm and hand movements.

    The student will help with the management and setup of behavioral tasks, and participate to scientific discussions and data analysis.


    • Knowledge in English
    • Basic Knowledge in Matlab
    • Positive and pro-active attitude

    New Knowledge

    • Software: Vicon, Nexus, Matlab
    • Tasks: Kuka Robot, calibration, execution
    • Data analysis : Tracking, progam execution

    Interested persons lacking one or more of these requirements will be also considered according to the specific case.

    Dr. Charles Latchoumane,