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PhD Position | Biomedical Engineering Jobs @ Antwerp, Belgium

PhD Position | Biomedical Engineering Jobs @ University of Antwerp, Belgium: The University of Antwerp (Dutch: Universiteit Antwerpen) is one of the major Belgian universities located in the city of Antwerp. The name is abbreviated as UAntwerp, as the abbreviation UA should no longer be used.

As of 2014, the University of Antwerp ranks as 170th globally according to Times Higher Education, 205th according to QS World University Rankings  and between the 301 and 400th place according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

PhD Position | Biomedical Engineering Jobs @ University of Antwerp, Belgium

Doctoral student area of Molecular Imaging – 2016BAPFGGWEF173

The Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp (MICA) of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Antwerp is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy:

Doctoral student in the area of Molecular Imaging

The Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp (MICA) is a dynamic team focussing on preclinical, multimodal imaging research in various disciplines of medicine. In particular, MICA works on translational research from molecule over small animal to first-in-man. The imaging techniques used are: Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Computed Tomography (CT). Our group also has access to high resolution MRI-scanners.

Job description

You will work in the area of neurosciences, specifically in:

the use of several (new) PET-tracers such as biomarkers for glutamate receptors, for the evaluation of a genetic neurodegenerative disorder, disease progression and therapy monitoring in wild-type and transgenic small animals.

You will participate in

  • the design of the experimental setup, planning and execution of the experiments,
  • the image processing and analysis, pharmacokinetic modelling and statistical analysis
  • the reporting and presentation of the research results of the study.
  • You envisage to obtain a doctoral degree in the future.

Profile

  • You hold a master degree in biomedical science or biomedical engineering or you have a similar educational background.
  • You have a special interest in PET imaging, neuroscience and image analysis.
  • You can work independently and efficiently, you are pragmatic, creative and deadline-resistant.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English and you have excellent communicative skills.
  • You are a team player and you take initiative.

We offer

  • a full-time position starting from 1 October 2016, for 1 year with a possible extension after a positive evaluation;
  • a multi-disciplinary and international work environment with a state-of-the-art research infrastructure;
  • a competitive doctoral scholarship, bicycle allowance and public transportation allowance.

How to apply?

Please send your application (letter of interest and curriculum vitae) to Tina Praats – tina.praats@uantwerpen.be, at the latest on 18 July 2016.

For questions about the profile and job description, please contact prof. dr. Jeroen Verhaeghe (jeroen.verhaeghe@uantwerpen.be, 03/265.28.18) (https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/mica/).

PhD Position | Biomedical Engineering Jobs @ University of Antwerp, Belgium

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