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At the Hummel-Laboratory (UPHUMMEL), we work in the field of systems and translational neuroscience. Our main mission is to design novel neurotechnology-based interventions suited to ameliorate core deficits of various neuropsychiatric disorders, with a strong focus on stroke, but also covering mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In particular, one of our core activities is the systematic evaluation and optimization of novel non-invasive brain stimulation protocols.
We are part of EPFL’s Center for Neuroprosthetics and the Brain Mind Institute. The laboratory facilities are located at the Campus Biotech in Geneva and on the Campus of the Clinique Romande de Réadaptation (SUVA) in Sion.

The AVANCER project, in collaboration with the Wyss Center, aims to design an original tailored motor rehabilitation protocol for severely impaired chronic stroke patients. A brain-computer interface will govern robotics and functional electrical stimulation to perform upper-limb functional movements, which will be combined with non-invasive brain stimulation. For our site in Geneva, we are looking for a research physio-/ergotherapist to join our team.Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Give robotic upper-limb motor training according to the AVANCER protocol
  • Coordinate recruitment, contact with patients, and scheduling of appointments
  • Conduct standardized motor and psychological tests (under guidance of experienced researchers)
  • Assist with neurophysiological and neuroimaging assessments
  • Assist with research data management and analysis

Your profile :

  • Degree in occupational therapy, physiotherapy or equivalent. Candidates with a non-therapeutic background yet with knowledge of motor learning and experience working with neurological patients are also encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in interacting with (neurological) patients, caregivers, and clinical professionals
  • Ability to independently conduct standardized motor and psychological tests
  • Experience in multidisciplinary teams
  • Eager to learn and apply innovative neuro-technologies
  • Native French-speaker or equivalent (C2)
  • Fluent English language skills (B2)

We offer :

  • Participate in a translational research project
  • Training in systems neuroscience methods, with a focus on brain computer interface governed robotics, functional electrical stimulation and non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Scientific exchange in a multidisciplinary research team

Start date :
As soon as possible Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)Duration :
12 monthsContact :
For additional information, please contact Ms. Pauline Stehli by e-mail to pauline.stehli@epfl.ch
or Dr. Sarah Zandvliet by email sarah.zandvliet@epfl.chRemark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered.

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