[Comp-neuro] PhD position in computational neuroimaging

Igor Yakushev Igor.Yakushev at lrz.tu-muenchen.de
Wed Aug 27 22:20:19 CEST 2014

A 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 modeling/reconstruction of cerebral 
networks on the basis of brain images, as obtained using PET, DTI, and 
fMRI. Disease-related changes in patterns of cerebral connectivity 
should be quantified in patients with cognitive impairment and subjects 
at risk.

The research group is integrated into the TUM Neuroimaging Center, 
which possesses a broad methodological and thematic expertise: 
The PhD student will be enrolled at the TUM graduate school, which 
offers a structured curriculum of courses and seminars (in English) and 
supports participation in conferences and international exchange: 

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. Prior 
experience with image analysis, Matlab programming and good statistical 
skills are required. A co-authorship in a scientific paper (at least in 
submission) is advantageous.

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

The salary/stipend is 1500-2000 EUR net / month, depending on 
performance of the student and availability of funds. There is no 
tuition fee at the TUM.

The position can commence immediately, by 1.2015 at the latest.

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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