PhD Student position in the field of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging

Antwerpen - PhD
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More than two weeks ago

The project involves two specific MRI imaging acquisition methods (diffusion MRI and relaxometry MRI) and targets the development of combined relaxometry/diffusion estimation methods.

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PhD Student position in the field of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging

Imec

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

The job

Vision Lab at the University of Antwerp ( http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/ ), a fun and exciting research lab, has a vacancy for a female or male PhD student in the field of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Specifically, the project involves two specific MRI imaging acquisition methods (diffusion MRI and relaxometry MRI) and targets the development of combined relaxometry/diffusion estimation methods. The project is in close collaboration with the Bio-Imaging lab (small animal MR imaging, https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/bio-imaging-lab/ ).

Vision Lab is a research group of the physics department at the University of Antwerp. The Vision Lab has unique expertise in reconstruction, processing and analysis of imaging data. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, combining techniques and insights from Physics, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. The group has a broad range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Recent Vision Lab publications in the domain of MRI can be found on http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/research/magnetic-resonance-imaging.

You

The candidate for this position should have a master’s degree in physics, computer science, mathematics, engineering, or related field (if you have not obtained your diploma yet, but expect to do so in the near future, please apply already). A good command of English is essential. Background in scientific computing and/or magnetic resonance imaging is appreciated. You are open minded, have a good sense of humor and like programming to put your findings into practice. You want to tell the world about your findings with sparkling presentations and attractive papers.

We

Our offer:

  • A 4-year trajectory towards a PhD, starting with an appointment /doctoral scholarship for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal for a further three-year period after positive evaluation.
  • Exciting multidisciplinary and collaborative research with top academic and industrial partners
  • A stimulating research environment with state-of-the-art computing and imaging infrastructure 
  • A competitive salary with multiple benefits (health insurance, access to university infrastructure and sports facilities, etc.) 
  • The opportunity to participate in international conferences

Interested?

For additional information about the research project, contact: 
Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers
Tel: +32(0)3 265 24 64
Email: jan.sijbers@uantwerpen.be Prof. Dr. Arjan den Dekker
Tel: +32(0)3 265 28 69
Email: Arjan.dendekker@uantwerpen.be


Interested candidates are invited to send 

  • a motivation letter
  • a detailed CV (including followed courses, honours, grades, previous work, publications, …)
  • contact info of two references

to both jan.sijbers@uantwerpen.be and Arjan.dendekker@uantwerpen.be, mentioning our reference ‘VacRMD17’ in the subject line.

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