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PhD position on the effect of electromagnetic fields (5G) on human brain functions

University of Zurich
Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology / University Children’s Hospital

WorkplaceZürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich region, Switzerland
Occupation rate100%
Job StartAvailable immediately

Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology (Hans-Peter Landolt) / University Children’s Hospital (Reto Huber), University of Zurich, Switzerland

Your Tasks

Research topic: The effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by mobile communication devices of the newest generation (5G) on human brain functions will be examined. The project is supported by the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment. It aims at gaining an understanding of possible molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of 5G-EMF on neurophysiological functions (high-density electroencephalography) in wakefulness and sleep as well as cognitive performance.


Completed MSc degree in biology, neuroscience or a related field. Excellent grades and interest in neuroscience, self-motivated and flexible personality, team player. Efficient communication skills and good command of written and spoken English (knowledge of German is an asset). Advanced computer and programming skills are needed. Prior knoweldge of EEG analyses is an advantage.

We offer

Interdisciplinary project within the University Center of Competence Sleep & Health Zurich (https://www.?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Payment according to the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The position is available immediately.

Contact and Address

We are looking forward to obtaining your complete application material including CV, grades and copies of diplomas, letter of motivation and the names of up to three references by e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Landolt
Human Sleep Psychopharmacology Lab Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

Prof. Dr. Reto Huber
Developmental Pediatry
University Children’s Hospital Zürich Steinwiesstrasse 75
8032 Zürich



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