Applications are invited for Zurich University PhD Scholarships at university of Zurich in Switzerland. Application is open for International Students to pursue PhD degree in 2018-2019 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline:31 December 2017
Study in:
Providers:Zurich University
Course Level:PhD
Field of Study:Studentship is awarded for completing PhD in the Neuroimaging group at the Spinal Cord Injury lab Balgrist in Zurich.

Benefits for Zurich University PhD scholarships:

Extensive upstream (e.g. remote) volumetric and microstructural changes of corticospinal axons and sensorimotor cortical areas occur in the first months after spinal cord injury, with faster degenerative changes relating to poorer recovery. However, the spatial and temporal patterns of progression along the neuro-axis (ranging from the cord to the brainstem and brain), and their relation to the clinical course of SCI are still uncertain. We utilize advanced quantitative MRI methods to better reveal the interaction between the spinal cord and brain changes, to determine a more refined analysis of changes along the whole spinal cord, i.e. within but also below and above the cord lesion, and to characterise the spinal patterns of changes affecting the myelin and axonal architecture.

Eligibility for Zurich University PhD scholarships:

  • Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for the studentship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Master’s degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, biomedical science or an equivalent field.
  • English Language Requirements: Good communication skills –fluent in German and a good English level especially in writing.


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