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Position: Ph.D. position in the field of Population Neurosciences
Institution: Università della Svizzera italiana
Location: Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Duties: The main objective is to contribute to the implementation of an ambitious research program on a public health approach to dementia and ageing, in line with the World Health Organization dementia action plan, and strategy on ageing, and within the boundaries of the emerging field of population neuroscience
Requirements: A degree in Medicine AND/OR a Master degree in public health, epidemiology or a closely related field, or a Master degree in neuroscience; Previous experience in the design and conduction of population-based studies is an asset; Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis of large, epidemiological datasets, and skills in quantitative research, in general; An excellent command of English, both written and spoken
   
Text: Ph.D. position in the field of Population Neurosciences at the Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences on ageing, and within the boundaries of the emerging field of population neuroscience ( reference paper ), and will be enrolled in our PhD program in Human Neurosciences at the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, in collaboration with the Neurocentro della Svizzera Italian ( webpage ). Our PhD program includes an innovative, tailored training program in population neuroscience in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh. Beyond local and national training modules in neuroscience, the PhD programs gives acc ess to outstanding training opportunities in population research and epidemiology across Switzerland. The position will be directly supervised by Prof. Dr. Emiliano Albanese, PI of the SwissDEM study. Prof. Albanese is a physician, an epidemiologist, FMH public health specialist. page /MCI; 1 ;/MCI; 1 ;He is full professor of public health in the Faculty of Biomedical sciences at USI, and the director of the WHO collaborating center in mental health at the University of Geneva webpage ), where he is associate professor of public mental health. In Prof. Albaneses lab, you will find a very dynamic, and rapidly evolving academic environment, which offers unique possibilities to learn how to design and conduct epidemiological studies closely linked to WHO policies and strategies, applying a mix of quantitative and qualitative research Candidate's Profile The ideal candidate should satisfy the following requirements: A degree in Medicine AND/OR a Master degree in public health, epidemiology or a closely related field, or a Master degree in neuroscience Previous experience in the design and conduction of population Applications received by December 31st, 2019, will be given priority. However, applications will be received until the position is filled. More information about the position and the group: Contact claudia.wyss@usi.ch Contact emiliano.albanese@ usi.ch USI strives to be an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We guarantee that the selection process will give equal opportunities to female and male researchers Lugano, December 5th, 2019
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