The Laboratory for Molecular Imaging (Prof. Westmeyer) in the Department for Nuclear Medicine (Director: Prof. Schwaiger) is inviting applications for
2 PhD Positions in the area of Non-Invasive Molecular Neuroimaging / functional MRI
You will be involved in our research focused on next generation molecular contrast mechanisms for non-invasive neuroimaging of brain function. Our research facilities at the University Hospital of Technische Universität München (http://www.tum.de/en/homepage/) and the collaborating Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI, http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/ibmi/) are equipped with state-of the art imaging systems, including small animal MRI with Hypersense DNP Polarizer, hybrid MRI/PET, PET/CT, Multispectral Optoacoustics, Bioluminescence and 2-P microscopy.
a highly motivated scientist (m/f) with
an excellent and recent M.Sc./Diploma or doctoral degree in (bio) physics, (bio) engineering, neuroscience or related disciplines
a background in NMR physics and interest in functional MR imaging experiments in rodent models at state of the art 7T and 9.4T MRI scanners equipped with a Hypersense DNP Polarizer or PET inserts
strong abilities in image analysis and statistics (programming skills e.g.in MATLAB, Python, C++ are desired)
the ability to be self-motivated and work with an interdisciplinary team of bioengineers, biochemists and neuroscientists
excellent English language and organizational skills
We offer state-of the art facilities and a creative and intellectually stimulating scientific community located inMunich, a city with highest quality of life. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with excellent international laboratories for instance at MIT or at UC Berkeley. The position is initially for three years with the option of anextension. Remuneration will be paid according to the collective agreement for civil servants of the federal states (“TVL”).
The University Hospital “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of Technische Universität München strives to increase the proportion of women. Applications from women will therefore be most welcome. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference if equally well qualified.
How to apply If you are interested in joining our team, please email your application as a single PDF-file. Your application should include a cover letter, a one-page description of research interests, details of previous research experience and your CV. Please also do not hesitate to contact us should you have further questions regarding the position.