Postdoctoral / Staff positions

The CIBM is an interinstitutional biomedical imaging research center supported by the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, their associated research and teaching hospitals and the EPFL. It is a center of excellence in biomedical imaging and translational research that brings in the latest technological innovations. It interacts with multiple research teams which are multidisciplinary and include biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers.

In this context, the CIBM and laboratories closely collaborating with the CIBM are recruiting the positions listed below, among others.

Due to natural fluctuations, we constantly hiring, therefore, feel free to contact us at info [AT] cibm.ch if you are interested in employment opportunities at the CIBM or laboratories closely collaborating with CIBM.


Post-doc at CHUV

Are you interested in a post doctoral position and in joining one of the World’s leading teams in cardiovascular magnetic resonance methods development? In the context of a newly awarded SNF grant that focuses on the technical development of new magnetic resonance imaging acquisition and reconstruction concepts, we are recruiting a post doctoral candidate with a background in engineering, physics or mathematics. Strong programming skills are mandatory. The candidate will direct the day-to-day activities of two PhD students, and will help translate the new methods to the clinical setting in collaboration with clinicians at the CHUV.

Post-doc in functional MRI

The Center for Biomedical Imaging (www.cibm.ch) of the University of Geneva is seeking a full-time
post-doctoral fellow to develop and maintain the functional MRI platform of the CIBM. We are looking for an MR physicist with good engineering skills and strong experience in MRI, especially in functional MRI. Knowledge in other neuroimaging modalities such as diffusion MRI, ASL or EEG is also desirable.

High level knowledge of MR-physics, fMRI methodology, especially in data analysis and statistics, well-developed computational skills, creative problem solving and excellent communication skills are required to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

The appointee will work on a clinical 3T MRI system (Prisma, Siemens) dedicated for 50% to research. The work primarily consists of platform support, but the candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her own research addressing methodological questions linked to clinical interests such as, but not limited to, brain development or epilepsy.

The post-holder will benefit from a very rich research environment in neuroscience with the proximity of other imaging facilities including the high-field MR CIBM platform (human 7T and animal 9T-14T), the Department of Radiology of the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), the Campus Biotech of Geneva where new neuroscience platforms are installed, as well as the Brain and Behaviour Laboratory (BBL) of the Medical School of the University of Geneva.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overall management of technical operations and maintenance of the MRI scanner including associated equipment and interfaces used in neuroscience research to insure optimum usage of the platform
  • Support of collaborative projects in the framework of the CIBM, in particular in neuroscience (protocol setting, data analysis)
  • Development of new methods in data acquisition and analysis (focus: resting state fMRI, motion compensation, combined EEG fMRI)
  • Interaction and communication with scientific, medical and industrial partners of the CIBM
  • Teaching and training of PhD and Master students 
 
Qualifications
  • PhD or equivalent, preferably in MR physics, Biomedical imaging/engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years experience in MR physics, if possible in fMRI
  • Programming abilities with Matlab, C and C++
  • Experience in signal/image processing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong publication record
  • Pulse sequence programming with the Siemens platform is a plus
 
General
  • Full time position, starting March 1st 2016.
  • Fluent English.

 

Application

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

 

Post-doc in MR Physics

The Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) of the University of Geneva is seeking a full-time postdoctoral MR physicist to develop clinical MR applications with a focus on quantitative MRI together with motion compensation. The main applications, but not limited to them, will be on neonate imaging (brain development study) and oncology.

High level knowledge of MR-physics and pulse sequence programming (IDEA), well-developed computational skills, creative problem solving and excellent communication skills are required to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

The appointee will work primarily with the 3T CIBM system in Geneva (Prisma, Siemens) and will have the opportunity to extend the application on a Siemens 7T system located at EPFL in Lausanne. The post-holder will benefit from a very rich research environment in neuroscience with the proximity of other imaging facilities, including the Department of Radiology of the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), the Campus Biotech of Geneva where new neuroscience platforms are installed, as well as the Brain and Behaviour Laboratory (BBL) of the Medical School of the University of Geneva.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development of MR pulse sequences and reconstruction algorithms (focus: motion insensitive acquisition, quantitative MRI)
  • Implementation of novel techniques in new-born imaging (brain development) and tumor imaging (hypoxia contrast)
  • Support of collaborative projects in the framework of the CIBM
  • MR protocol optimization, teaching and training of the MRI staff and students
  • Interaction and communication with scientific, medical and industrial partners of the CIBM
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or equivalent, preferably in MR physics, Biomedical imaging/engineering or related field
  • At least 4 years experience in MR physics, pulse sequence programming (IDEA is a plus)
  • Programming abilities with Matlab, C and C++
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong publication record
  • Experience in signal/image processing
General
  • Full time position, starting July 1st 2016.
  • Fluent English.
Application

Applicants should send by email a CV, motivation statement, publications 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

 

Postdoc positions in Cognitive Neuroscience

 Latest update: 28 May 2015

Several positions (PhD, Postdoc) in cognitive neuroscience at the University Hospital Center (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois; CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland – full time, 3 years funding available.

These positions at the CHUV (htttp://www.chuv.ch) are filled in the context of a research program funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (http://www.snf.ch/).

Successful candidates will perform experiments in the field of auditory and visual research involving state of the art neuroimaging methods including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)) on a 3T and 7T s canner, electroencephalography (EEGG) as well as behavioral research. They will conduct studies involving both healthy and clinical populations.

Successful candidates should have a Master of Science degree in neuroscience, life sciences, biomedical science, psychology, or electrical engineering and have an affinity for data analysis and programming (Matlab, Python) as well as an interest in research questions focusing on the neural basis of perception and cognition. Knowledge of French is a plus but not a requirement.

The CHUV is part of the Centre d’Imagerie BioMédicale (htttp://www.cibm.ch/), which provides access to imaging technology to the CHUV, the EPFL as well as to the University of Geneva. The University Hospital Center offers an excellent environment to conduct both basic and translational research.

The selected PhD students will be enrolled in th he PhD program at the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (http://www.unil.ch/ln/en/home/menuinst/ln-doctoral-school.html) which organizes student training in both theoretical and experimental aspects of neuroscience.

Starting date is as soon as possible.

For further information refer to our website (http://wp.unil.ch/lsc/en/) or contact Prof. Stephanie Clarke (auditory research), Dr. Sonia Herbette (visual research), and Dr. Eveline Geiser (auditory research, mechanisms of time and timing perception).

Applications including a letter of motivation, CCV, a list of publications, and the names and phone numbers of 2 references should be sent to the following e‐‐mail address: phdsystemneuroscience@gmail.com
 

Postdoctoral Associate/Staff scientist (Human MRI, multiple hirings)

The CIBM is looking for several

Postdoctoral Associates/Staff scientists

Your tasks

  • Development of novel MR acquisitions schemes for, but not exclusively, MR spectroscopy, human MRI scanners (7T Siemens + access to 3T Siemens scanners)
  • Active contribution to the existing research programme of the CIBM

Your profile

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in physics, biophysics, or a related field. You should enjoy working in an interdisciplinary, multinational research environment, have good working knowledge in the IDEA programming environment or a strong track record/interest in pulse sequence programming on clinical scanners. Creative problem solving and excellent communication and writing skills are required to work in this highly interdisciplinary environment.

This position is offered by the CIBM with working place at the EPFL, Lausanne and is available until filled.


Contact

For further information please contact Prof. Rolf Gruetter (rolf.gruetter [at] epfl.ch)
Please send your application to: info [at] cibm.ch