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University of Geneva, Switzerland

Physicist for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the Brain and Behavior Laboratory (BBL)


We are seeking an MR physicist with technical training and extensive experience in magnetic resonance imaging, including but not limited to strong expertise in functional MRI. Knowledge in diffusion and other imaging modalities is also desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and supervising a 3T MRI facility fully dedicated to neuroscience research and particularly cognitive brain imaging. Responsibilities include oversight of technical operations and maintenance of the scanner to guarantee the smooth running of the MRI platform; ensuring interfaces with various equipments for use in neuroscience research and enforcing safety policies; bringing solutions for hardware compatibility or design appropriate to research in the MR environment; support to researchers for scientific activities and student training; data management; as well as MRI protocol optimization, pulse sequence programming and development. The post-holder will directly supervise a radiology technician in charge of day-today acquisitions and planning, and have close interactions with other staff in the laboratory in charge of informatics and general lab management. The post-holder will be a core member of the BBL staff, affiliated with both the Center for Neuroscience and the Center for Affective Sciences, which are two interdisciplinary excellence centers of the University of Geneva.

The post-holder will have opportunities for independent scientific research depending on personal interest and competences, in addition to intense collaborations on various short-term or long-term projects with many research groups working in basic and clinical neuroscience, cognitive psychology, EEG, or computer sciences, from diverse institutions in Geneva. Close interactions are also expected with other imaging facilities including the Radiology Department of the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), the Campus Biotech of Geneva where new neuroscience platforms are installed, as well as the Center of Bio-Medical Imaging (CIBM) where high-field MR platforms (human 7T and animal 9T-14T) are jointly established between Geneva and Lausanne Universities and EPFL.

Salary/rank will be commensurate with experience (PhD required). Starting date is January 1st 2016 (but negotiable if needed). Contract planned for unlimited duration after probationary period of one year. Geneva offers a thriving international scientific environment and high standards of living.

Applicants should send a CV, motivation statement, any representative publications, and at least 2 reference letters to:

Professor Patrik Vuilleumier, Department of Neuroscience (NEUFO),
University Medical Center, 1 rue Michel-Servet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland

All documents should be sent by email to:   

Reviews of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Geneva

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, UNIGE is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

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September 21, 2015
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