A postdoctoral position in quantitative hepato-pancreatic MR imaging is currently available at the Laboratory of Imaging Biomarkers of the Center of Research on Inflammation UMR 1149 INSERM -University Paris Diderot.
The position involves the development, implementation and validation of MR acquisition and post-processing methods to obtain imaging biomarkers of chronic diseases and tumors in the liver and pancreas. Quantitative imaging studies will be performed in phantoms, liver and pancreatic tissue, small animals, and patients. The MR methods include perfusion and diffusion imaging, chemical shift encoded imaging, quantitative susceptibility mapping and MR elastography Advanced image analysis and data integration are part of our ongoing translational research program on quantitative MR imaging of liver and abdominal diseases.
The main purpose of our research team is the development of new imaging biomarkers in inflammation, fibrosis and cancer. Our translational research team is composed of medical doctors, researchers and engineers. The imaging research team is one of the 13 research teams of the Center of Research on Inflammation in Paris. It is part of the French National Institute for Medical Research (INSERM), the University of Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité and is affiliated to the University Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (DHU Unity), as well as the French infrastructure for Imaging Research “France Life Imaging”.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in physics, applied mathematics, informatics or biomedical engineering with strong expertise in quantitative MR imaging and image analysis, including C++ and Matlab programming. Skills in pharmacokinetic modelling, radiomics and heterogeneous data integration will be highly appreciated. Knowledge in liver and pancreatic physiopathology will also be considered as added value. The candidate should be fluent in English (and French preferably although not necessarily), have good communication skills to interact in different research fields (physics, biology, radiology, hepatology, pathology) and high rigor in methodological approaches.
The PhD position has a 12-month initial employment basis, and may be renewable.
To apply, please email your curriculum vitae, scientific publications in the research field and a cover letter stating your interests and future goals to:
Bernard Van Beers, MD, PhD,
Philippe Garteiser, PhD
UMR 1149 INSERM – University Paris Diderot
Bichat Medical School
16 rue Henri Huchard