Working Student Magnetic Resonance Imaging (m/f)
18 October 2010
Engineering/Technology - Research - Physics
GE Corporate - Global Research
Garching b. Munchen, Germany
GE Global Research – Europe opened in 2004 and employs approximately 150 employees from more than 20 different countries. Our scientists and technologists come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, sciences and materials research.
Located in the heart of southern Germany, Global Research – Europe sits on the Garching campus of the Technical University of Munich. This creates a unique blend for our scientists to be in a university setting, while performing research in a world-class industrial lab that is dedicated to bringing new technologies to market. The facility also operates closely with technology teams at GE businesses across the globe, ensuring effective transition of breakthrough innovations from the lab into advanced products and services. Within the R&D community, the center maintains close partnerships with numerous universities, research institutions and technology companies in Germany and abroad.
Current research at the facility focuses on automated manufacturing of composite parts, waste heat recovery for industrial and power applications, grid integration of renewable energies, molecular imaging for cancer diagnostics, high power electronics for stationary and mobile applications and advanced compressor technologies.
The Imaging Technologies Lab – Europe focuses on the development of advanced clinical applications for Magnetic Resonance (MR), Ultrasound (US), and Computed Tomography (CT).
The lab closely cooperates with the respective modality labs in Niskayuna.In MR, a 3 Tesla high field system operating with multi-channel capability – receive and transmit – has been installed providing a high end platform to explore new coil technology, pulse sequences and advanced applications.
Your specific responsibilities will include (a subset of ) the following:
* Participate in and support an on-going research collaboration with TUM during weekly measurements with hyperpolarized 13C Metabolic MR
* Set-up new magnetic resonance components together with our systems enginee
* Design and construct RF coils for use in 13C Metabolic MR
* Strong background in engineering sciences (physicist, electrical engineering, chemistry / chemical engineering)
* Analytical and innovative thinking
* Ability to quickly become acquainted with new tasks and subjects
* Hands-on experience
* Independent working style
* good academic track record
* Excellent communication skills
* Can-do attitude
* Open, creative & flexible
* Team-work & commitment
* Fluency in English
* Currently enrolled at a university
* basic knowledge of electrical circuits
* basic education in metal working and soldering (or completed professional education as electrician or mechanician)
* basic German