The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases






Youth Emotion Regulation and psychopathology

The NCCR-SYNAPSY ( and the Department of Psychiatry (Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, is advertising one Research Assistant position (50%) in Youth Emotion Regulation research, with a focus on stress regulation, anxiety and the practice of mindfulness meditation.

Job description

The successful candidate(s) will join the team of the Mindfulteen study ( and the group of Dr Camille Piguet in the NCCR SYNAPSY to work on the vulnerability to psychiatric diseases from an emotion regulation perspective. She/he will particularly focus on the impact of early mindfulness intervention on stress reactivity and anxiety.

The tasks will include:

  • a) clinical and neuropsychological / neurophysiological assessment of the participants of the Mindfulteen study

  • b) coordination between the recruitment team and the neuroimaging team

  • c) data management of existing databases and data entry

  • d) analyses of clinical data and scientific writing


  • Master degree in psychology or equivalent degree

  • Competence and demonstrated interest in the specific fields of child and adolescents psychiatry or emotion regulation.

  • Proficiency in French, a good knowledge of English is a definite asset.

Start date

October 1st, 2019 (or mutually agreed date)

Conditions of employment

The appointment is for an initial contract of two years. The first three months of employment are a probation period during which employer and employee may rescind the contract with notice one month ahead of the termination of the contract for the end of a month.

Applicants must provide: Applications should include a CV, a letter of motivation, and transcripts of Master level exams.

Dr Camille Piguet

August 2019