PhD Student (gn)

Clinic for Radiology

The Clinic for Radiology, University Hospital of Münster, Germany offers a position limited to 3 years, of a

PhD Student (gn*)
Ref. 05432

Part-Time with 65%
Salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn=gender neutral)

A position is available for a graduate student to participate in a joint project with the University Clinic of Radiology at the University Hospital Münster, Germany.

In this project, we will study MRI-based cell tracking of monocytes in a murine tumor model. We are specifically interested in local and systemic effects of the tumor microenvironment. Further, changes in cellular composition of the tumor microenvironment will be evaluated under therapy und surgical intervention. Methods will include Timelapse-MRI, surgical interventions (splenectomy), routine biochemical and immune-histochemical assays.

Within the Translational Radiology Research Imaging Center (TRIC, University Clinic of Radiology) the Translational Radiology Group is focused on in vivo imaging of tumor heterogeneity and the tumor microenvironment especially via optic and optoacoustic imaging methods. The Experimental MR group has a longstanding focus on neuro- and multimodal imaging. Together, we will perform in vivo imaging studies using Timelapse-MRI of monocytic cells in the context of tumor development.

The candidate should have a MSc degree in Biology, Physics or Veterinary medicine; ideally, prior experience MRI and very good English skills in both speaking and writing.

Available instrumentation:

9.4 T MRI system (Biospec with cryoprobe), fluorescence reflectance imaging system (with X-ray); fluorescence tomography; small animal PET and small animal Micro-CT as well as multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT). Extensively equipped laboratories for biochemical and histological processing as well as a small animal operating room.

For any questions please contact Dr. Anne Helfen (anne.helfen(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de) or Prof. Cornelius Faber (faberc(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de). For further information, please refer to and

Please send your application (including the above reference number a CV, contact information for two references and a cover letter describing your previous achievements and future goals) with all relevant information until 16.12.2020 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail (PDF-file, max. 5 MB) tobewerbung(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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