PhD Candidate for AI-based MRI Acquisition Optimization (m/f/d)
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)
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The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive
scientific program in the field of cancer research.
The Division of Medical Physics in Radiology is seeking a
PhD Candidate for AI-based MRI Acquisition Optimization
Within the recently established Carl Zeiss Foundation Center “Model-Based AI: Physical Models and Deep Learning for Imaging and Cancer Treatment”, a subproject will develop AI-based
systems for patient-specific MRI acquisition optimization.
Your research work will encompass:
Signal modelling for optimal experimental design, i.e. optimal choice of MRI sequence parameters for separation of specific tissue properties
Automated adaptation of MRI protocols (e.g. inclusion or omission of specific sequences, optimization of certain parameters) based on integration of automated lesion and artifact detection algorithms during the MRI acquisition
Magnetic resonance fingerprinting for simultaneous acquisition of MRI parameters such as T1, T2, diffusion, and kurtosis with optimization based on partially acquired data
Successful candidates will become members of a multidisciplinary international team and should:
hold a graduate degree (master’s / diploma) in physics, engineering, or a related scientific or technical field,
possess keen interest in scientific research and be able to work independently,
have good oral and written communication skills in both German (ideal) and English (mandatory).
Experience in MR physics including pulse sequence programming (preferred: C/C++, IDEA, MATLAB / Python) and AI-based image processing would be beneficial but is not a prerequisite.
Interesting, versatile workplace
International, attractive working environment
Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
Access to international research networks
Doctoral student payment including social benefits
Flexible working hours
Comprehensive training and mentoring program through the Helmholtz International Graduate School
The position is limited to 3 years.
The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection
Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who
present proof of immunity against measles as well as against
COVID-19 may work at the DKFZ.
For further information please contact
Prof. Dr. Mark Ladd, phone +49 (0)6221/42-2550.