PhD Position in Hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Technical University of Munich
Germany

PhD position at Technical University of Munich in Hyperpolarized 13C MRI

Job Description

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is seeking applications from highly motivated candidates for a PhD position in hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance imaging. The PhD position is embedded within the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Combined biochemical and biophysical imaging biomarkers for characterization of tumor metabolism and response to therapy” led by Prof. Dr. Franz Schilling (https://www.professoren.tum.de/en/schilling-franz) and part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center (SFB 824, www.sfb824.de) entitled “Imaging for Selection, Monitoring and Individualization of Cancer Therapies”. The successful candidate will develop novel non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) imaging biomarkers of unprecedented sensitivity for the characterization of tumor metabolism and response to therapy. He/she will focus on previously unexplored hyperpolarized molecules that provide novel metabolic information currently not accessible with existing methods. Imaging biomarkers enable a comprehensive characterization of tissue providing functional, physiological, metabolic, cellular and molecular information beyond anatomical structures. For cancer patients, specific non-invasive imaging strategies for early-stage detection, tumor phenotyping and evaluation of response to therapy are not available at a satisfactory level, creating a pressing need for these advanced imaging technologies. The imaging infrastructure located at the Department of Nuclear Medicine (www.nuk.mri.tum.de) and the Center for Translational Cancer Research (TranslaTUM, www.translatum.tum.de) provides state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation and consists of a group of scientists working on applications and specific improvements of multimodal imaging. Qualification We invite applications from candidates having a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in physics, chemistry, bioengineering, electrical engineering or other related subjects. Previous experience in biomedical imaging is beneficial. Team spirit, capability of independent self-motivated work, as well as very good English and communication skills are a prerequisite. Also, experience in basic chemistry, good computer skills and proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. MATLAB) are required. Our offer The doctoral candidate will be employed by TUM (75 % TV-L E13) for a total duration of three years. The successful applicant will be enrolled within the TUM Graduate School receiving a structured doctoral training (https://www.gs.tum.de/en/doctorate-at-tum/). Application details Applications should include a curriculum vitae, certificates and transcripts of academic degrees, a letter of motivation detailing the applicant’s research interests, and contact information for at least 2 references. The position can be filled starting earliest in October 2020. Please send your application within one PDF-document to schilling@tum.de but no later than September 30th.

Job Description

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is seeking applications from highly motivated candidates for a PhD position in hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance imaging. The PhD position is embedded within the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Combined biochemical and biophysical imaging biomarkers for characterization of tumor metabolism and response to therapy” led by Prof. Dr. Franz Schilling (https://www.professoren.tum.de/en/schilling-franz) and part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center (SFB 824, www.sfb824.de) entitled “Imaging for Selection, Monitoring and Individualization of Cancer Therapies”.

The successful candidate will develop novel non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) imaging biomarkers of unprecedented sensitivity for the characterization of tumor metabolism and response to therapy. He/she will focus on previously unexplored hyperpolarized molecules that provide novel metabolic information currently not accessible with existing methods. Imaging biomarkers enable a comprehensive characterization of tissue providing functional, physiological, metabolic, cellular and molecular information beyond anatomical structures. For cancer patients, specific non-invasive imaging strategies for early-stage detection, tumor phenotyping and evaluation of response to therapy are not available at a satisfactory level, creating a pressing need for these advanced imaging technologies.

The imaging infrastructure located at the Department of Nuclear Medicine (www.nuk.mri.tum.de) and the Center for Translational Cancer Research (TranslaTUM, www.translatum.tum.de) provides state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation and consists of a group of scientists working on applications and specific improvements of multimodal imaging.

Qualification

We invite applications from candidates having a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in physics, chemistry, bioengineering, electrical engineering or other related subjects. Previous experience in biomedical imaging is beneficial. Team spirit, capability of independent self-motivated work, as well as very good English and communication skills are a prerequisite. Also, experience in basic chemistry, good computer skills and proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. MATLAB) are required.

Our offer

The doctoral candidate will be employed by TUM (75 % TV-L E13) for a total duration of three years. The successful applicant will be enrolled within the TUM Graduate School receiving a structured doctoral training (https://www.gs.tum.de/en/doctorate-at-tum/).

Application details

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, certificates and transcripts of academic degrees, a letter of motivation detailing the applicant’s research interests, and contact information for at least 2 references. The position can be filled starting earliest in October 2020. Please send your application within one PDF-document to schilling@tum.de but no later than September 30th.

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Kontakt: schilling@tum.de


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