Universitätsklinikum Würzburg

PostDoc Cardiac Ultrahighfield-MRI (m/f/d)

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Donnerstag, 20th Dezember 2018
Dienstag, 18th Juni 2019
Department: Comprehensive Heart Failure Center
Location: Würzburg

Job Description:

Are you interested in developing cutting-edge 7T cardiac MRI methods
to make the unvisible visible,
and to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure?

The Comprehensive Heart Failure Center Würzburg (CHFC) is an Integrated Research and Treatment Center supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research. More than 120 scientists conduct interdisciplinary basic, translational, and clinical research and provide innovative patient care in the field of prevention of heart failure and its medical complications. The CHFC’s vision is to improve the awareness of heart failure as an urgent health challenge in society, to connect existing excellent basic science and clinical research and to implement preventive strategies for diagnostics and management as well as new therapies. It comprises four departments, namely Cardiovascular Imaging (Speaker: Prof. Laura Schreiber), Translational Research (Head: Prof. Christoph Maack), Genetics (Head: Prof. Brenda Gerull), and Clinical Research (Head: Prof. Stefan Störk).
The CHFC seeks to appoint a

PostDoc Cardiac Ultrahighfield-MRI (m/f/d)

The Department of Cardiovascular Imaging develops, deploys, and performs research on a variety of biomedical imaging technologies, in particular ultrahighfield MRI of the heart and organs interacting with the heart (i.e. brain). Imaging research is complemented by an electronics/coil lab for MRI hardware development and working groups on computational cardiology and innovative MRI contrast including hyperpolarization technology. We operate the first off-the-shelf Siemens Magnetom Terra 7T MRI system worldwide, as well as a Bruker Pharmascan 70/16 experimental MRI system. By special organizational measures full translational imaging path, i.e. from mouse over pigs to humans (and back), is available. Further in-house experimental imaging modalities will be small animal PET and SPECT/CT as well as ultrasound. Other clinical imaging modalities (MR, PET/CT, US, etc.) are available through close local collaborations with other departments of Würzburg University and University Clinics.

We seek a post-doctoral scientist for development of cutting-edge cardiovascular 7T MRI methods. The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic, visionary and collaboration-oriented scientist with an intrinsic scientific motivation. He or she should have experience in the development of ultrahighfield and/or cardiac MRI methods and applications, preferably using Siemens IDEA/ICE. The main activities will focus on development, adaptation and testing novel MRI pulse sequences and methods for cardiac ultrahighfield MRI, deployment in preclinical and clinical pilot studies, as well as transfer into clinical settings. Moreover, contributions to acquisition of third-party funding, supervision of PhD and/or MD doctoral students, collaboration with medical doctors, engineers, veterinarians and further scientists will be expected.

We offer a full-time post-doctoral position with market conform wages (TVL-E13) in a large, multidisciplinary research center in the heart of Europe. The position is immediately available. Payment will be according to individual qualifications and TV-L. Disabled applicants will be considered preferentially in case of equivalent qualifications. Currently, the position is limited until October 2020. Extension of the position is intended.

Applicants should submit their application documents (motivation letter, full CV including certificates, names and addresses of two references) in a single PDF file to:

Comprehensive Heart Failure Center
Am Schwarzenberg 15
Haus A15
97078 Würzburg

preferably via email (all together in one single PDF document) to Bierwagen_A@ukw.de. For further information please visit https://www.ukw.de/forschung/forschung-dzhi/department-bildgebung/ or contact Prof. Dr. Laura Schreiber (schreiber_l@ukw.de).


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