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PhD positions in quantitative MRIMedical field QuerschnittsfächerUniversity Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric RadiologyUniversity Bern 100 % in Bern Entry immediately or after agreementLimited to 31.
10.2025 We look for two PhD students to join Prof. J. Bastiaansen to develop novel MRI technology,together with Siemens Healthineers, clinicians from the Department of Interventional and Pediatric Radiology, andphysicists and engineers from the Translational Imaging Center at the SITEM-INSEL.
The challengeInvasive biopsies remain the standard of care for a variety of diseases. MRI is noninvasive but tissue propertyquantification is complex and magnetic field inhomogeneities may lead to artifacts.
This inspires a strategy thatsimultaneously encodes for field inhomogeneities. We will exploit MR signal asymmetries for frequency-resolved tissueproperty quantification at 3T and 7T, leading to artifact-free biomarker maps.
PhD 1 : The candidate will translate the imaging framework to high field (3T to 7T), will implement multi-dimensionalsignal encoding strategies and target liver applications.
PhD 2 : The candidate will optimize MR signal asymmetry detection, develop image reconstruction and analy-sisalgorithms, identify MR property clusters as biomarkers, and target cardiac applications.
Your profile- MSc in Engineering, Computer Science, Life Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics etc- Programming skills (Matlab / Python, C++ desirable)- At ease with optimization mathematics, signal processing, image reconstruction- Prior experience with MRI and image processing are an advantage- Communication skills in English (written and oral)- Strong team spirit and ability to work autonomouslyThe package- State-of-the-art research environment- Attractive work conditions (salary, vacation days, benefits)ContactFor further information, please contactProf.
Dr. Jessica Bastiaansen,Assistenzprofessorinjessica.bastiaansen extern.insel.chYour applicationPlease only apply online.
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