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Master Position: Investigating the effect of electromagnetic fields (5G) on human brain functions

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Landolt, Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universität Zürich


Topic / Project:
Communication via mobile phones results in emission of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the radiofrequency (RF) range. Although subjective symptoms such as sleep problems after a RFEMF exposure are frequently reported, the objective effects of RF-EMF, in particular those of the newest generation (5G) of mobile communication, on human brain functions during sleep and wakefulness are unclear.
This study aims at investigating the influence of 5G RF-EMF emitted by mobile phones on sleep in the context of genetic variability. It will further gain the understanding of possible molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of 5G-EMF on neurophysiological functions (high-density EEG) in waking and sleep, as well as on cognitive performance.


Your tasks:
• Literature research
• Contribution to sleep recordings and the preparation of study participants
• Processing of sleep and EEG data
• Data analysis (combination of genetic analysis with electrophysiology in  wakefulness and sleep)
• Writing your thesis


Your opportunities/gains:
• Various experimental skills in human research such as sleep recordings, EEG-data
handling, insights into genetic analysis, programming in Matlab/R, and a lot more
• Development of time and responsibilities management
• Working within a supporting and international team
• Improving oral and written scientific communication skills


You should bring with you:
• Currently enrolled in a (Biology-) Master’s program, basic knowledge in Neuroscience is a plus
• 1-year thesis period in 2019/2020
• Fluent in English, German is a plus
• Team player
• Motivation


Are you interested?
Contact: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Landolt (landolt@pharma.uzh.ch)
Please attach a short motivation letter, CV and grades.