Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Two (2) PhD Positions

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Donnerstag, 25th Oktober 2018
Dienstag, 23rd April 2019
Department: MRC Department
Location: Tübingen
Spemannstrasse 41, 72076 Tübingen

Job Description:

Two (2) PhD Positions:
Computational Neuroimaging of the human brainstem

As a part of a collaborative effort with the Hertie Institute, University Tübingen (Marc Himmelbach); and the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA (David Ress, Jung Hwan Kim), the Institute for Biological Cybernetics invites applications for two PhD positions in ultra-high field functional and structural MRI to understand the physiology and microstructure of the human brain stem.
The successful candidates will receive cutting-edge training in several techniques essential for the neurosciences, especially high-field MR methodology and MR-physics, but also signal and image processing techniques in 3D, neuroanatomy and vascular physiology.

PhD No1: He/she will work on high-resolution MRI contributing to the development of advanced high-field methods for elucidating the relationship between structure and function of the brainstem. The successful candidate holds an MSc (or equivalent) degree in the physical sciences, engineering, or biomedical technology with a solid basis in MR-Physics and data analysis techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in sequence programming on the Siemens IDEA platform (both VB and VD version) as well as accelerated (sparse, parallel etc.) reconstruction techniques.

PhD No2: He/she will develop and validate computational depth mapping in 3D, using multi-modal MRI data and histology. The successful candidate holds a MSc (or equivalent) degree in the neurosciences  with programming skills (e.g. C/C++; Matlab) and a strong interest for advanced MRI methods. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with histological staining techniques and microscopy.

The MRC Department is equipped with two whole body Siemens Systems (3T Prisma and 9.4T), a low-field 2mT experimental MR system with hyperpolarization, and a small-bore Bruker system operating at 14.1T.

The positions are available from 01.02.2019 for an initial period of three years. Further extensions will be possible. For both positions, proficiency in English is essential. Successful candidates can enroll with the doctoral program of the Graduate Training Centre/Max Planck International Research School (GTC-IMPRS).

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer: Handicapped individuals are strongly encouraged to apply, and so are women in areas in which they are underrepresented. To apply, please send a .pdf file containing your CV, the name of two reference persons and a letter motivating why you are interested to pursue your PhD on this topic to:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Scheffler,
MRC Department, Max-Planck Institute for biological Cybernetics
72076 Tübingen, Germany

For further enquiries please contact:
Dr. Gisela Hagberg,

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