PhD Student in MRI Methodology in Zürich

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100%, Zurich, fixed-term

At the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBT), one research focus is on imaging techniques based on magnetic resonance (MRI). With more than 50 employees and in close collaboration with industrial partners, we develop new MRI methods from basic physics to engineering solutions and medical applications. In the Magnetic Resonance Technology and Methods group (head Prof. Klaas Prüssmann), we are looking for a Physicist or Engineer to be employed as a PhD student.

Job description

The aim of this position is to strengthen pioneering efforts in MRI of tissues and tissue components with very short-lived resonance signals. Current advances in this area promise to expand the scope of MRI to solid tissues and macromolecules to which it has traditionally been blind, such as myelin or collagen. Gaining noninvasive access to these tissues has the potential to improve the quality of medical treatment for a range of diseases including multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis. The activity addresses the full breadth of this challenge, ranging from physical principles and novel instrumentation to strategies for image encoding and reconstruction strategies as well as applications in basic research and medicine.

Your profile

You have

  • a solid background in physics or electrical engineering (or equivalent)
  • a master's degree
  • affinity to experimental tasks
  • interest in biomedical questions

You will benefit from

  • sound programming skills
  • ability to work in a self-dependent, proactive and targeted manner
  • creativity, commitment and collaborative spirit
  • good English language skills
Your workplace
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We offer

​​​​​​ETH Zurich offers a vibrant, competitive research environment, excellent infrastructure, comprehensive course offerings, and full employment with a highly competitive salary. You will be part of an international team at the cutting edge of the field, committed to excellence and joy in research as well as good lab community.

We value diversity
In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.
Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • letter of motivation
  • CV
  • bachelor and masters certificates and transcripts
  • list of publications (if applicable, not a prerequisite)
  • reference letters or contact details of referees

The position is available from now and will be open until filled. Please submit your application via the online application portal of ETH. Please note that applications via mail or email cannot be processed for administrative reasons.

Further information about the IBT can be found on our . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Markus Weiger by email .

About ETH Zürich
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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