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Postdoc position available - University of Nottingham UK

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NottinghamPostdoctoral researcher: Nottingham Child Neuroimaging Initiative; University of Nottingham UK

A postdoctoral research position, funded by the James Tudor Foundation, is available at the University of Nottingham for an initial period of 12 months (full-time) to work on the Nottingham Child Neuroimaging Initiative  (NCNI). The NCNI is a longitudinal, multimodal, brain imaging study that is investigating developmental changes in brain structure and function in typically developing children and young adults (aged 6-24 years), and in individuals with common neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly Tourette syndrome and co-occurring disorders. The post holder will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers that include basic and clinical scientists and a number of postgraduate students. He/she will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities including: high-field (3T) and ultra-high-field (7T) MRI scanning; high-density EEG and MEG systems; and several transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) devices. Candidates will be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and should ideally be able to demonstrate proven research skills/experience in one or more of the following techniques: a) machine learning approaches to the analysis of brain imaging data; b) connectomics methods applied to the study of brain networks; c) investigation of human brain networks using diffusion-weighted MR imaging and probabilistic tractography; d) Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy investigation of human neurochemistry. Salary will be commensurate with the post holder’s experience. The start date for this position will ideally be in September/ October 2013.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Stephen Jackson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
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TS-EUROTRAIN: A Marie Curie Initial Training Network for Tourette Syndrome

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TSEUROTRAIN-logoTS-EUROTRAIN: Interdisciplinary training network for Tourette Syndrome; structuring European Training capacities for neurodevelopmental disorders: ts-eurotrain.eu

TS-EUROTRAIN is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network for Tourette Syndrome, supported by the European Union (FP7-PEOPLE). It is a coalition of ten partners who aim to train the next generation of experts in the field of Tourette Syndrome and conduct large-scale collaborative research for Tourette Syndrome and related disorders. The network is coordinated by Dr. Peristera Paschou at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace.

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Positions for PhD Fellows are now available! 

We seek energetic post-graduate researchers to undertake positions as Early Stage Researchers (PhD students) as part of TS-EUROTRAIN, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network. TS-EUROTRAIN is a multidisciplinary and intersectorial network focused on the study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (TS)  and related neurodevelopmental disorders.  TS is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder that is marked by multiple motor and vocal tics and high comorbidity rates with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. TS-EUROTRAIN encompasses 12 complementary PhD projects aiming to disentangle the relative contribution of environment and genetics in TS etiology, elucidate the neurobiological underpinnings of TS and related disorders, investigate the mechanism of effect of existing drugs for TS, while at the same time seeking to identify novel druggable targets. Ten partners from academia and industry as well as eight associated partners will provide a multi-national and interdisciplinary training infrastructure, designed to equip participating students with the necessary knowledge and sets of tools to pursue successful careers.

  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR3, Supervisor: P. Paschou - opening announcement (expected start date, November 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!mca-logo

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR7, Supervisor: P. Paschou - opening announcement (earliest start date, April 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!

  • deCODE Genetics, Iceland

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR1, Supervisor: A. Helgadorrir - opening announcement (earliest start date, April 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!

  • University of Uthrecht and VU University, Netherlands

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR6, Supervisors: D. Boomsma, D. Cath - opening announcement (earliest start date, April 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR11, Supervisors: D. Veltman, D. Cath - opening announcement (expected start date, November 1, 2013)

  • Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co. KG and University of ULM, Germany

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR9, Supervisors: B. Hengerer, A. Ludolph - opening announcement (earliest start date, April 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR10, Supervisors: B. Hengerer, A. Ludolph - opening announcement (earliest start date, April 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!

  • University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR8, Supervisors: P. Hoekstra, P. Paschou - opening announcement  (earliest start date, May 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!

  • Hannover University Medical School, Germany

Position reference: TS-EUROTRAIN-ESR12, Supervisors: K. Mueller-Vahl, B. Mohammadi - opening announcement (earliest start date, November 1, 2013) - POSITION FILLED!



Additional positions will become available shortly!

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The TS-EUROTRAIN project Iis tightly linked to EU funded projects TACTICS, EMTICS, and COST Action BM0905.

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