IRCCS SAN CAMILLO, Hospital and Research Center in Venice, Italy
Reference Code: SCH – Post-doc RF-2013-02359306
San Camillo IRCCS is looking for a Post-doctoral researcher for the project titled “Modulation of visuospatial awareness during multi-tasking in right hemisphere stroke patients: towards novel behavioral and neurofunctional predictors of impairment and recovery of the attentional networks” – cod. RF-2013-02359306.
PI: Prof. Marco Zorzi
We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a background in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience, interested in the rehabilitation of attention in right hemisphere stroke patients. The postdoc will support neuropsychological testing and will be directly responsible for administering computer-based cognitive training. Moreover, the postdoc will also contribute to collecting and analysing structural and functional neuroimaging data.
Research activities are conducted in Venice and in collaboration with the University of Padova.
Employer: San Camillo IRCCS S.r.l.
Location: Venice (IT)
Salary: Gross annual salary: 21000 to 30000 euros, depending on experience. Benefit package: free access to private beach, full public health coverage, administrative assistance for newcomers, possibility of free/low-priced on site housing, free/low-priced on site hosting of visitors/collaborators/friends, welcome package with Venice transportation pass /Visitor card/City tour, free one-to-one or group Italian class, generous annual research allowance, travel/conference/training/IT, public transportation pass, staff canteen (1.5E/meal).
The San Camillo Hospital in Venice is a clinical and research center (IRCCS) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health, devoted to the rehabilitation of neurological patients. Inpatients are primarily stroke patients, but also patients suffering from head trauma, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disease, neuromuscular disease. Other patients with epilepsy, brain tumor, or mild cognitive impairment are treated as outpatients. Over the years, the San Camillo Hospital has been able to create a unique environment where clinicians and researchers work side by side with the common goal of improving the quality of life of patients with neurological problems. The team includes research-oriented experts in neurology, neurophysiology, radiology, physical therapy, biology and neuropsychology. San Camillo Hospital strives to optimise patient’s treatment using the most advanced technologies and instrumentations available in the sector.
The main clinical and research services that are offered are the following:
– Biomolecular profiling: analysis of biological specimens, like tissues, blood or urine, is used in order to extract multiple molecule (gene, protein, miRNA) expression patterns for diagnostic and prognostic purposes;
– Brain imaging and electrophysiology: high-field magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography are techniques used to study the structure and function of the brain. As such, they support the identification of disease-specific biomarkers;
– Treatments for sensory and motor recovery: advanced approaches for sensory-motor functional enhancement are based on robot-aided and virtual reality training, electromyographic biofeedback, nerve stimulation, noninvasive brain stimulation, and stem cell therapy;
– Cognitive testing and training: computerised testing tools are used for detecting attention, executive function and communication deficits. In addition, they promote the patient’s rehabilitation process by favouring the creation of new associative patterns in the brain.
To apply, please send a CV, a brief research interest statement (10 lines is enough), as well as names and email addresses of 1-2 references. This material should be mailed to Dante Mantini (Scientific Director, firstname.lastname@example.org) and the PI of the project – Marco Zorzi (email@example.com). Good knowledge of Italian is required for patient testing. The call will remain open until the position is filled.
In conclusion, please note that San Camillo IRCCS is committed to equal opportunity employment. Therefore, candidates will be equally considered for all posted employment opportunities regardless to their race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or other status.