Bioengineer/Neuroscientist (gn) as Scientific Staff of the “Neuroimaging” Research Group

05508
Institute of Translational Neurology

The Institute of Translational Neurology, Department of Neurology, offers a position limited to 3 years, of a

Bioengineer/Neuroscientist (gn*)
as Scientific Staff of the “Neuroimaging” Research Group
Ref.: 05508

Full-Time with 38,5 (hours/week)
German salary grade: E 13 TV-L


(*gn=gender neutral)

The initial employment is envisioned for three years with the intention of continued employment. Compensation depending on qualification and assignment according to TV-L wage agreement.

Why do some people with multiple sclerosis show disability progression while others do not? Does the immune system trigger or rather respond to the neuronal damage underlying this progression? Our neuroimaging research group at the Institute of Translational Neurology is dedicated to the study of this interplay between inflammation, demyelination and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis. To achieve this, we combine conventional and novel experimental imaging technologies with cutting edge post processing and statistical tools. You will join a dynamic research institute working in close collaboration with the Department of Neurology.

Position and Role:

  • Self-management and maintenance of the research group’s IT structure
  • Conceptualization, implementation and maintenance of a central large MRI database
  • Development and deployment of a medical image postprocessing pipeline using Data-intensive methods including multi-site harmonization, quality control, machine learning algorithms
  • Complex statistical analysis of neuroimaging data
  • Ensure confidentiality for sensitive documents (protected health information)

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Bioengineering, Neuroscience, or related areas
  • Proficiency programming in one or more languages (particularly Python, MATLAB, R)
  • Experience with database creation and management is desirable
  • Expertise in medical image processing including machine learning 
  • Experience with neuroimaging analysis packages (e.g. SPM, Freesurfer, FSL) is beneficial
  • A PhD/Doctoral Research degree or equivalent is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion of advancing the understanding of neurological diseases by applying computational methods
  • Ability to work independently
  • Organizational and efficiency skills including planning and decision-making abilities to complete assigned duties in a timely manner, attention to detail, logical thinking/analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, adaptability and good communication skills
  • Fluency in English

We offer:

  • The option to obtain a Doctoral Research Degree (PhD equivalent)
  • A modern workplace environment at one of the medical-scientific hospitals
  • An excellent research environment in a collaborative and highly experienced team with national and international collaborators and a strong focus on translational research
  • A flexible package of continuing education and benefits and a long-term employment perspective

Please send your application (including the above reference number) with all relevant information (CV, cover letter) until 10.02.2021 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail (PDF-file, max. 5 MB) 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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