PhD Student (gn) quantitative MRI and relaxation modelling (physics, engineering, imaging)

Clinic of Radiology

The  Experimental Magnetic Resonance Group, part of the Clinic of Radiology, at the University Hospital Münster (Germany), has an opening limited to 3 years at the earliest possible date for a

PhD Student (gn*) quantitative MRI and relaxation modelling (physics, engineering, imaging)
Reference number 06664

Salary according to TV-L E13, 65%

(*gn = gender neutral)

In the Collaborative Research Centre 1450 “insight - Multiscale imaging of organ-specific inflammation” we are looking for a candidate to work on experimental MRI combined with mass spectrometric imaging to model MR relaxation times. The project includes computer simulations of NMR relaxation, MR measurements of contrast agents and labelled cells, and coregistration with mass spectrometric imaging data. In vivo MRI cell tracking will be performed to investigate the immune response in different experimental models.

Applicants are expected to have completed a MSc in physics, engineering, computational science, or biomedical imaging. Interest in small animal MRI, sequence programming, computer simulations, and data analysis is mandatory. Experience with experimental MRI, and profound programming skills are a plus. The successful candidate will be devoted to science and integrate in a dynamic interdisciplinary team.

The experimental MR group has a focus on cell tracking by MRI, multimodal imaging, neuroimaging, and imaging of infections. Collaboration partners represent all major disciplines of biomedical research. Established links exist into several collaborative research centers (SFBs) and into the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Center.

Available instrumentation:

9.4 T MRI system (Biospec with cryoprobe), PET/MR scanner, RF laboratory, mouse facility, microbiology and biochemical lab, compute server for data analysis and simulations.

Access to instrumentation in other groups: mass spectrometers (with laser ablation), fluorescence imaging systems (with X-ray), bioluminescence, ultrasound, photoacoustic, small animal PET and small animal Micro-CT.

Please direct any questions to Prof. Dr. Cornelius Faber, faberc(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de.

Please send applications as a single PDF-file (max. 5 MB) with the reference number until 15.12.2021 via email to bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.



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