Mittwoch, 26. Januar 2011

PhD Positions

4 PhD Positions in "Hyperpolarised 13C MR Imaging Methods"

The Technische Universität München (TUM) is seeking applications from highly motivated candidates for PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) positions in hyperpolarised magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Hyperpolarised 13C metabolic imaging is a novel technique to investigate cellular processes and physiological parameters minimally invasive. You will be involved in developing and investigating MR methods for hyperpolarised imaging of novel biological contrast mechanisms. The four different positions focus on the following aspects of hyperpolarisation: alternative 13C-labelled agents, advanced MR methods for an efficient signal acquisition and reconstruction. Overall goal is to advance the diagnostic information of MR for applications including oncology and cardiology. Depending on the specific task this will require good physical, biological and chemical understanding. Candidates having previous experience in magnetic resonance will be preferred.
You will be collaborating with a team of experienced scientists from the MR group at GE, the Medical Engineering (Prof Haase), Chemistry (Prof Glaser) and Nuclear Medicine (Prof Schwaiger) departments at TUM, get unique access to latest hardware, as well as an extensive internal and external network of collaborating sites. The TUM and GE Global Research provide excellent infrastructure for conducting cutting-edge research.

The applicant should have a Masters degree and a strong background in physics, electrical engineering, biochemistry, biology, chemistry or related subjects. Fluency in English is required.

Our offer:
The Ph.D. students will be employed by the TUM (3/4 TVöD E13; equivalent to other TUM PhD positions) and additionally members of the TUM graduate school which offers additional education in sciences and transferable skills courses and seminars.

Application Details:
Applications should include curriculum vita, certificates and transcript of BA/MA/Diplom or equivalent degree, summary of the previous work, letter of motivation and names of 2 references. Please send your application within one pdf-document to

Prof. Axel Haase
TU München
Boltzmannstr. 11
85748 Garching