PhD student position in the field of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (f/m)

Position nr.: 
VacRMD17
Department: 
Dept. of Physics (Vision Lab)
Date posted: 
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
Position status: 
Full Time Salaried
Project title: 

PhD student position in the field of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (f/m)

Description: 

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/ ).

Qualifications: 

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.

Labs involved: 

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 .

Our offer: 

• A 4-year trajectory towards a PhD.
• 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

Starting date: 
to be discussed
Applications: 

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.