PhD Positions in Austria on MR

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Applicants are invited for a PhD position at the MR Centre of Excellence (Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering) at the Medical University of Vienna under the direction of Dr. Elmar Laistler and Prof. Ewald Moser.

The MR Centre of Excellence operates a 7 Tesla scanner (Siemens) and two 3 Tesla MR scanners (Siemens Tim Trio, Bruker MedSpec) and has access to the facilities (mechanical and electronics workshops) of the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

The successful candidate should simulate, develop and test radio frequency antennas for
7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy for human applications, such as investigations of liver and muscle metabolism or high-resolution micro-imaging.

We are looking for candidates with enthusiasm for the synthesis of practical hands-on experimental work and computer-based modeling and simulation. The applicant should have a master (or comparable) degree in physics, electrical engineering, or in a related field.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
•  Programming experience with C++ or Matlab or comparable scientific computing
•  Familiarity with computer simulation software
•  Practical skills (soldering, basic workshop skills)

The successful candidate will join a friendly and interdisciplinary research team of physicists, mathematicians, statisticians, physicians, psychologists, and neuroscientists. The working languages in the laboratory are German and English, knowledge of German is not required but would be beneficial.

Salaries follow the guidelines of the Austrian Science Fund (approx. 26000 € gross per year). The Medical University of Vienna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for women, and for persons with disabilities.

Contact: Dr. Elmar Laistler: elmar.laistler@meduniwien.ac.at
Prof. Ewald Moser: ewald.moser@meduniwien.ac.at
Application Deadline : 31 October 2011 

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