PhD Student (gn)

Department of Nuclear Medicine and the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI)

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Münster and the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, is offering a position limited to 4 years as a

PhD Student (gn*)
Kennziffer 05511

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

(*gn=gender neutral)

Our group:

In the newly established Collaborative Research Centre 1450 “inSight - Multiscale imaging of organ-specific inflammation” we are looking for a candidate to work on preclinical and clinical combined positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI), elaborating synergistic links between both modalities by pharmacokinetic modelling. We want to integrate MRI-derived quantitative information on tissue perfusion and permeability into PET models of radiotracer kinetics in different organ systems and diseases. This way we aim to more accurately quantify imaging biomarkers that reflect clinically relevant molecular features of inflammation- and cancer-related processes.

We expect from you:

  • Applicants are expected to have completed a MSc in physics, engineering, computational science, or biomedical imaging
  • High motivation and interest in small animal and human imaging using PET and MRI as well as in data analysis are mandatory
  • Experience in medical imaging and programming skills are a plus

We offer you:

  • Enrolment in a Dr. rer. nat. or Dr. rer. medic. program
  • Working in a young and motivated international, interdisciplinary team connecting small animal imaging with clinical scanning for translation of novel imaging techniques
  • Collaboration with physicians, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and computer scientists in the Collaborative Research Centre 1450
  • Shared supervision of the candidate by the Experimental Magnetic Resonance Group (Prof. Dr. Cornelius Faber)
  • Clinical and preclinical PET/MR scanner, preclinical MR, PET, and CT scanner
  • Access to a GMP-conform PET centre with cyclotron unit, mouse facility, microbiology and biochemical lab, and computer infrastructure for data analysis and modelling

For more information, please contact Priv.-Doz. Dr. Florian Büther, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Germany, butherf(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de.

See also

Formal applications including CV and motivation letter may be sent until 25.01.2021 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via email to: bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de

Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate predominate. Candidates with recognised disabilities possessing equal 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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