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3 PhD positions in PET/MR imaging

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The Werner Siemens Imaging Center at the Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen consists of a powerful research group of young scientists focusing on new tracer and biomarker development, in vivo biomedical research utilizing novel imaging technology and developing the next generation PET and multimodality imaging equipment.

We offer PhD student positions for:
Molecular and Functional Neuroimaging (JVPhD14-1)
The recent development of optogenetic tools to selectively activate or inhibit neuronal populations and gene expression with light has provided new insights in the function of neurons and genes in the rodent brain. While electrophysiological readouts can only be used in one target region, the combination of positron emission tomography (PET) outcome measures with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) provides the great opportunity to gain concurrent and complementary information of the functional connectivity throughout the entire brain. Neuronal function and anatomical information detected by MRI can be linked to molecular information as provided by PET.
The main objective of this research project is to combine these two highly innovative methods (Optogenetics and PET/MRI) to map functional changes in different brain regions in rats and mice.
Multiparametric Imaging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) (JVPhD14-2)
HCC is the third most common malignant cancer in the world. The numbers of HCC patients are increasing due to HCV/HBV infection and the epidemic rise of patients with fatty liver. While imaging is already included in routine diagnostics, its value in therapy prediction is not yet investigated.
In this project animal models of advanced HCC of different mutation patterns will investigated using in vivo PET/MRI and generate multiple parameters for HCC characterization. Different therapeutic approaches (chemotherapy, transarterial chemoembolization models) will be compared with special focus on biomarker behavior in respect of therapy outcome. Within this consortium, further –omics data will be gathered and merged with the imaging parameters to generate comprehensive fingerprints of the different disease states.
In this interdisciplinary collaboration, you will work together with world leading experts in systems biology, multimodal imaging, animal models and clinical colleagues.
Imaging Instrumentation – PET & PET/MR Physics (JVPhD14-3)
Our research group focuses on the development of novel PET & PET/MR systems. For our next generation of small animal PET and PET/MR scanners, dedicated for brain and awake animal imaging, we have open positions for physicists, electrical engineers or computer scientists. An interest in hardware development, electronics and gamma detectors is mandatory.

Applicants must hold a master degree in one of the following disciplines: biology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, computational science, physics, psychology or bioinformatics.
Previous experience with animals (rats, mice) and scientific software (e.g. MatLab) is advantageous but not required. A good command of written and spoken English is requested from all applicants.


Art des Bewerbungszugangs
Please submit your complete application via mail or email until 31.10.2014. Please indicate the specifically assigend number to the PhD position you apply for (JVPHD14 - 1/2/3) as reference number. Attached documents in email applications should be send as pdf files. Please note, application documents will not be returned and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
Please send applications including letter of motivation, CV and letter of recommendation to:

Optogenetics (JVPhD14-1)
Dr. Kristina Fischer

Liver Cancer (JVPhD14-2)
Dr. Andreas Schmid

Detector Physics (JVPhD14-3)
Prof. Bernd J. Pichler

Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy
Röntgenweg 13
72076 Tübingen


Details der Stellenanzeige

Befristete Anstellung
Berufserfahrung nicht vorausgesetzt
Deutschland (Baden-Württemberg)
27076 Tübingen
Biologie & Life Sciences, Medizintechnik, Physik