We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a project with a duration of 4 years on the integrative neuroscience of behavioural control in combination with imaging with neuromodulation applications. The project aims to further elucidate the underlying mechanisms of neuronal dysregulation in affective disorders and to provide new treatment modalities. The project is supervised by professor Chris Baeken at the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, UGent. The successful candidate will carry out behavioural and neuroimaging (fMRI) experiments combined with neuromodulation techniques, such as TMS and tDCS, and the candidate is thus expected to be highly interested in experimentation, treatment, programming, data analysis, and the functioning of the healthy as well as the emotionally affected human brain.
You have a Master in Psychiatry and Medical Psychology You are willing to learn and develop knowledge regarding neuromodulation and neuroimaging You are able to work independently and accurately. You have good communication skills, written as well as oral. You have a (very) good knowledge of the English language (written and oral). Because this PhD will involve patient contacts the candidate’s language is preferably Dutch, or he/she is committed to learn the Dutch language.