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University of Antwerp, Belgium

Post doctoral position in rodent neuroMRI to study BOLD-based and perfusion-based functional connectivity

The University of Antwerp is seeking to fill the following full time vacancy (m/f) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Pharmacy-Veterinary and Biomedical sciences:

Post doctoral position in rodent neuroMRI to study BOLD-based and perfusion-based functional connectivity

Bio-Imaging lab University of Antwerp - Belgium

A post-doctoral position is available for a multidisciplinary project that aims to study changes in functional connectivity in an animal model for Huntington. The Bio-Imaging lab has already great expertise in acquiring and analyzing BOLD-based FC. In this project, the post-doctoral fellow will extend the methodology to perfusion (pCASL) based FC measurements on 7T and 9,4 T Bruker scanners. The project is multidisciplinary and masters a wide range of techniques including the development/implementation of the perfusion based resting state MRI protocols, acquiring data of dedicated animal models, and image analysis.

The core R&D activity of the Bio-Imaging lab (https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/bio-imaging-lab/) is experimental high resolution neuroMRI focusing on neurodegeneration, neuromodulation and neuroplasticity.  The research is performed on rat and mouse models for different human neuropathologies and on songbirds as a model for neuroplasticity and learning.  We have two 7Tesla 16 cm and one 9.4Tesla 20 cm horizontal bore in-vivo MRI scanners and a cryocoil from Bruker (Germany) and a desktop 4.7Tesla from MRSolutions (UK)).

Our group has access to micro PET/SPECT/CT and BLI and advanced image processing through other UA research teams with whom we are clustered into a large UA imaging consortium EGAMI (Expert Group Antwerp Molecular Imaging https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/bio-imaging-lab/collaborations/egami-imaging-consortium/)

Profile and requirements:

  • You are an expert in MRI imaging (preferentially with experience in fMRI and/or arterial spin labelling) and have proven skills in MRI acquisition and processing.
  • Preferably you have experience with (small animal) in-vivo Neuro MRI.
  • You hold a doctoral degree in biomedical imaging, neurosciences, neuroMRI, MRIphysics or related field.
  • You work accurate and are self-critical.
  • You are a self-starter.
  • You are a problem solver.
  • You are highly organized and tackle challenges in a structured manner.
  • You have strong analytical skills.
  • You are result oriented.
  • You are a team player.
  • You are fluent in English and have strong communication skills, both in writing and in oral presentations.
  • You are fluent in all Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • You have an excellent scientific CV.

We offer:

a full-time position as a post doctoral fellow. The contract starts March 2017.

How to apply?

Further information can be obtained from: Annemie Van der Linden, head of the Bio-Imaging lab (Tel: + 32 (0)3 265.27.75, Secretary: +32 (0) 3 265.27.80), Deadline of application is January 31st, 2017.

University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach.

Application details

Published:
2017-01-11
Application deadline:
2017-01-31

Sent your application, CV and two names of referees to An.Ost@uantwerpen.be and annemie.vanderlinden@uantwerpen.be.

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