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A Research Fellow in Advanced 7T MRI and MRS Neuroscience Applications

If you are a technical minded MRI researcher eager to unleash the full potentials of 7T ultra-high field MRI through novel software and hardware solutions, then you might be the person we are looking for!

5-year Research Fellow position in advanced 7T MRI/MRS applications.

As a researcher at Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) you will develop novel MRI sequences, hardware and processing methods often targeted for neuroscientific applications, but also body applications such as multi-nuclear spectroscopy of livers, legs, etc. We have a Philips 7T research only scanner with 2- and 8-channel transmit, 32 receive and 64 shim channels in addition to the standard 3rd order shim. In our hardware lab, we develop novel RF and shim coils for specific purposes ranging from dual tuned multinuclear coils to 8-channel multi transmit/receive coils.

You will contribute to an exciting field where there will be an opportunity to develop advanced MRI techniques and new computation methods in a multidisciplinary team of biomedical and clinical experts. You will be part of the Ultra-high-field MR group (www.drcmr.dk/7t).

DRCMR is one of the leading research centers for biomedical MRI in Europe (www.drcmr.dk). Our interdisciplinary research is geared to triangulate between MR physics, basic physiology, and clinical research. Approximately 70 researchers from a diverse range of disciplines work together to pursue basic and clinically applied MR research with a focus on structural, functional, and metabolic MRI of the human brain and its disorders. Collaboration is key at DRCMR – we do not expect any researcher to be able to do everything alone, but we expect everyone to be interested in sharing knowledge with colleagues.

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. DRCMR has close interaction with clinicians and radiologists and a state-of-the-art MR-research infrastructure, which includes a pre-clinical 7T MR scanner, six whole-body MR scanners (one 7T, three 3T and two 1.5T scanners), a neuropsychology laboratory, an EEG laboratory, and two laboratories for non-invasive brain stimulation.  

Your profile:

You are a self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic researcher with:

  • A PhD degree in engineering, physics, biomedical sciences or a related field.
  • At least 2-3 years postdoctoral experience within ultra-high field MRI.
  • Excellent knowledge of MR physics and programming skills in C/C++, MATLAB or Python are required.
  • Experience in MR sequence programming (preferably on Philips MR system).
  • A clear interest in MRI image acquisition, reconstruction and image analysis.
  • Affinity with medical applications.
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills.

Your tasks:

  • To work directly with other scientists to ensure that our research studies take full advantage of the 7T MRI to maximize the clinical information available in the multi-parametric MRI images (structural, functional and metabolic read-outs).
  • To develop novel sequences and imaging analysis methods and possibly new hardware designs.
  • To advance the field through your own research.
  • To engage in internal education, grant writing, knowledge dissemination, and publication of results in international, recognized scientific journals.

Your position:

You will be employed for a five-year period at the DRCMR and join the ultra-high field MR group.

Salary and Terms of Employment:

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. The position is open for candidates of all nationalities. We see diversity as strength and encourage everyone 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 online through the Region H job portal. Click HERE.

Application deadline: 10 June 2022 at 08:00 (CET)

For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Esben Thade Petersen. Phone: +45 60577205; Email: