[Comp-neuro] PhD position in computational neuroimaging

Igor Yakushev Igor.Yakushev at lrz.tu-muenchen.de
Fri Dec 27 12:10:36 CET 2013


A doctoral (PhD) position is open in the research group Multimodal 
Imaging in Normal and Pathological Cognition (Head: Dr. Igor Yakushev) 
at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technische Universität München 
(TUM), Munich, Germany.

The project is dedicated to mathematical modelling of cerebral networks 
on the basis of brain images, as obtained using positron emission 
tomography, diffuson tensor imaging, and functional magnetic resonance 
imaging. Disease-related changes in patterns of cerebral connectivity 
should be quantified in patients with Alzheimer’s dementia and subjects 
at risk.

The research group is integrated into the TUM Neuroimaging Center, 
which possesses a broad methodological and thematic expertise: 
http://www.tumnic.mri.tum.de/tumnic/index.html
The PhD student will be enrolled at the TUM graduate school, which 
offers a structured curriculum of courses and seminars (mostly in 
English) and supports participation in conferences and international 
exchange: http://www.gs.tum.de/en/home/

The Dept. of Nuclear Medicine offers exciting opportunities for 
neuroimaging research, in an interdisciplinary environment consisting of 
medical physicists, radiopharmacists and clinicians, and access to 
state-of-the-art technology including a hybrid PET/MR scanner (Siemens 
Biograph mMR).

Eligible candidates should have a background in applied mathematics, 
computer science, image analysis or related disciplines. Matlab 
programming and excellent statistical skills are required. Prior 
experience with image analysis is advantageous.

The student will be co-supervised by a partner department of the TUM 
(e.g., Informatics, Mathematics), depending on his/her academic 
background.

A tax-free stipend of ca. 1500 EUR / month (+ ca. 1200 EUR / year for 
travel and material expenses) is available for initially two years, with 
the intention of prolongation for a further year. In addition, up to 450 
EUR / month (tax-free) can be granted by the partner department, 
depending on performance of the student and availability of funds.

The position is supported by Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.v. 
Germany, and can commence immediately. Interested researchers should 
submit their applications including CV, two recommendation letters (or 
names and contact details of personal references), and a brief letter of 
motivation to Dr. Yakushev at igor.yakushev at lrz.tum.de

Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
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