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Friday, 22 January 2021 10:08

[EXPIRED] A two-year postdoc in development of functional MRS in combination with brain stimulation

The postdoc position is about developing new methods for functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) in combination with brain stimulation. The aim is to optimize MRS temporal resolution, to increase resolution and sensitivity of spectroscopic imaging, in order to detect effects of non-invasive brain stimulation methods, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), on neurotransmitters’ concentration. If you are an MRS expert with affinity for brain stimulation you should join our project to change our view on the brain forever.

About us:

The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) is one of the leading research centers for biomedical MRI in Europe (www.drcmr.dk). Our mission is to triangulate MR physics, basic physiology, and clinical research. Approximately 70 researchers from a diverse range of disciplines are currently pursuing basic and clinically applied MR, electrophysiology and brain stimulation research with a focus on structural, functional, and metabolic MRI of the human brain and its disorders.

The DRCMR is embedded in the Center for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research, a large diagnostic imaging department including all biomedical imaging modalities at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre.

The position:

You will be employed as a Postdoc for a two-year period, with good chances of 1 year prolongation, at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance on the project funded by the Lundbeck Foundation.

As a Postdoc you will have close interaction with DRCMR-researchers from a variety of disciplines (neuroscience, neurophysics, biology, medicine, etc.). We act in concert and you are never alone with your tasks.

Your daily tasks will vary according to the flow of the project, but will mainly be centered around:

  • development and testing of MRI (MRS/fMRS/fMRI) protocols at 3T and 7T
  • development and testing of MRI/MRS data analysis methods
  • analyzing (functional) MRI/MRS data, from pre-processing to group analysis
  • data acquisition, mainly MRI and brain stimulation (e.g. TMS), but also EEG
  • engaging in teaching, knowledge dissemination, and publication of results in international, recognized scientific journals

Your profile:

You should be an expert in MRI with most of the following qualifications:

  • a PhD degree or corresponding qualification in engineering, physics, computer science or a related field with an interest in neuroscience/neurophysiology.
  • background and proficiency in MRI (MRS/fMRS/fMRI) protocol design, data acquisition and analyses. Experience with MRI sequence pulse programming is an advantage.
  • knowledge of MRI analysis software
  • strong programming skills in MATLAB and/or Python
  • strong oral and written communication skills.

Starting date: is expected to be in May 2021.

Salary and Terms of Employment

You will be employed as a postdoc for a period of 24 months with good possibilities of extension. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Regions (Danske Regioner) and the relevant professional organization. The salary depends on background education and seniority. Further, supplements can be negotiated. Note that candidates coming from abroad may be eligible for tax reductions.

We see diversity as strength and encourage all persons regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disabilities or religion to apply.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV and list of publications. Applications must be submitted on-line through the RegionH job portal.

Application deadline: March 1st, 2021 at 08:00 (CET)

For further information regarding the position please contact Leo Tomasevic, PhD
Direct line:  +45 3862 6678; Email: