Friday, December 27, 2013

[Comp-neuro] PhD position in computational neuroimaging

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:
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

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

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

Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

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