Ph.D. Candidate in Population Neuroimaging


German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)


Bonn, Germany

Principal Investigator

Antonio Schmandke



Within the area of population health sciences, DZNE is looking for a Ph.D. candidate in population neuroimaging (f/m/d). ThThe Center already has brain imaging data from thousands of participants, data collection is ongoing. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of image analyzers, IT experts, and other data scientists to build the relevant image analysis pipelines and perform further feature extraction and data analysis. The center is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious young researcher to join us within the area of Population Neuroimaging.


The successful candidate will investigate preclinical markers of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases as well as imaging features of normal and pathological brain structure and function over the adult lifespan.

Responsibilities include: participation in and supervision of data acquisition and processing; rating of images for incidental findings; data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals; active participation in national and international conferences.


Interesting and challenging work on the forefront of health research in a highly interdisciplinary and international team. Common language at work is English.

DZNE actively encourages and supports its employees’ personal development and growth.

The Ph.D. position will be integrated into the Bonn International Graduate School of Clinical and Population Science and further training in epidemiological, statistical and computational methods will be provided as needed.

The position is initially limited to three years with the possibility of extension.


Successful candidates must hold an excellent degree in medicine, biomedical sciences, cognitive neuroscience, or a related discipline, and have working experience in radiology, in particular brain imaging. Experience in epidemiological research or large-scale clinical studies is desirable. For further requirements, please visit the web page.