San Camillo IRCCS in Venice is looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a background in psychology and neuroscience for a project regarding the treatment of persistent developmental stuttering. 


General details


IRCCS SAN CAMILLO, Hospital and Research Center in Venice, Italy

Reference Code: SCH – Post-doc GR-2018-12366027

Employer: San Camillo IRCCS S.r.l.

Location: Venice (IT)

Salary and Benefits: 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, cheap canteen (1.5E/meal).


About us

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, who strive to optimise patient’s treatment using advanced technologies and instrumentations available at the San Camillo Hospital.


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 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 that permit to study the structure and function of the brain, supporting 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, as well as for promoting their rehabilitation by favouring the creation of new associative patterns in the brain.


The candidate

San Camillo IRCCS is looking for a Post-doctoral researcher for the project titled “The treatment of persistent developmental stuttering: shaping of motor neural functioning to improve fluency” – cod. GR-2018-12366027.

PI: Pierpaolo Busan

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a background in psychology and neuroscience, interested in using non-invasive brain stimulation and advanced neurophysiology techniques for the neuro-rehabilitation of stuttering.

Research activities are conducted in Venice and in collaboration with other internationally renowned partners (e.g. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia -IIT).

You will have access to the following in-home equipment: simultaneous EEG-MEG (300+ sensors), 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners, EEG and hd-EEG (several systems, up to 250 channels), TMS (3 machines for all types of stimulations), tDCS/tACS/tRNS (several, including high-resolution stimulation and simultaneous tDCS/EEG), neuronavigation systems, instrumentation for simultaneous TMS-EEG, BCI, and much more.


Application Details


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 to Dante Mantini (Scientific Director, and the PI of the project – Pierpaolo Busan ( Knowledge of Italian is an advantage, but is not required. The call will remain open until all positions are filled.

San Camillo IRCCS is committed to equal opportunity employment and seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or other status.

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