PhD Positions

PhD students in MRI Physics

We are seeking a motivated physicist or engineer interested in a PhD thesis in the field of medical MR imaging. The main focus will be on motion-insensitive methodology, applied principally, but not limited, to neonate imaging (brain development study).

The candidate should have a strong interest in computing, simulation and biomedical application.

The appointee will work primarily on a clinical 3T MRI system (Prisma, Siemens) located in the department of radiology of the University Hospital of Geneva, dedicated for 50% to research. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop scientific collaboration with other CIBM cores, in particular with the high-filed MRI (7T) located at the EPFL in Lausanne and with the signal processing core of Geneva.


The overall goal of the thesis is the development of motion insensitive MRI protocol applied to neonate imaging. The lines of research include:

  • Development of motion tracking device and image processing algorithm to derive motion
  • parameters
  • Development of MR pulse sequences and reconstruction algorithms
  • Application of the techniques in new-born imaging (brain development study)
  • Master or equivalent, preferably in MR physics, Biomedical imaging/engineering or related field
  • Programming abilities with Matlab, C and C++
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in signal/image processing is a plus
  • Good English
  • Full time position, starting as soon as possible
  • Four years PhD program

Applicants should send by email a CV, motivation statement, master final marks, publications if any
and at least 2 reference letters to:

Prof. François Lazeyras
Radiology – CIBM 3T HUG core
Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4
1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
email:francois [dot] lazeyras [at] unige [dot] ch