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Scientist (Postdoc) as Medical Scientist focusing on MR-based metabolic imaging (MR-Spectroscopy, CEST)

(We are targeting applicants of all genders)

Full time with high interest in translational cancer research | initially limited to 3 years |

Announcement number: 366-2022

The position is offered at the Institute of Neuroradiology (Professor Dr. Elke Hattingen, Dr. Ulrich Pilatus, Dr. Katharina Wenger-Alakmeh) and is supported by a funding program of the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung. Research projects will be conducted primarily at the close-by Brain lmaging Center (BIC), a collaborative research center created by the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Ernst-Strüngmann Institute and the Max-Planck-Institute. The BIC is a place of interdisciplinary research and intellectual exchange with weekly project presentation meetings and discussions.

Project description:

The Institute of Neuroradiology specializes in advanced MR imaging methods to evaluate different biological features related to diagnosis and targeted treatment. While focusing on patients with brain tumors, neurological disorders are studied as well. Over the past years, the Institute started to reach out to other oncologic subspecialties, transferring expertise to various tumor entities. One important current project that the successful candidate should participate in, aims at adding 1H/31P-MRS in vivo metabolic profiling as a novel molecular level to the multi-omics assessment of lymphoma (superficial lymph nodes) to identify disease subtypes and predictive biomarkers. We are looking for someone dedicated to establishing project specific MRS (and CEST) methods as well as standardized post-processing and data quantification. There will be full support by other researchers of the Institute of Neuroradiology and BIC, including the methodological research group „MR Core Structure“ that promotes the creation of novel data acquisition and analysis techniques. While following up on personal research interests, the Medical Scientist can get involved in several ongoing translational projects taking advantage of the close interdisciplinary cooperation between the Institute of Neuroradiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery. The Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium UCT Frankfurt-Marburg is internationally well connected and allows easy accessibility to potential study patients.

We expect:

University degree in medicine or life science or physics and PhD or MD or MD-PhD with outstanding scientific credentials and postdoc experience
publications in high-ranking international scientific journals
expertise in MR (especially MRS) imaging technologies
strong interest in promoting your scientific qualifications
broad experience in the management of scientific projects
high level of motivation and communication skills
Due to legal regulations, an employment relationship may only be entered by people who are vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19. In addition a valid proof of measles immunity / measles vaccination is required.

What we offer:

development of a personal scientific profile
integration into the Frankfurt Cancer Institute (FCI), the University Cancer Center (UCT) Frankfurt-Marburg and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)
access to scientific infrastructure including two state-of-the-art 3T MR scanners with an advanced multinuclear Spectroscopy application dedicated for research only at the BIC and in the near future to an additional 7T MRI scanner at the new site of the BIC (Co-BIC)
support by the methodological research group «MR Core Structure» at the BIC that promotes the creation of novel data acquisition and analysis techniques
excellent basic research closely linked to translational and clinical aspects in close cooperation with clinical scientists
participation in further training and qualification programs of the GRADE (Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers) such as personal soft skills and career development
a diverse and challenging task in an outstanding scientific and international environment
Collective agreement: in addition to an attractive salary based on a collective agreement with an annual special payment, you benefit from long-term security through company pension schemes
Mobility: free public transport in all Hessen (Free State Ticket Hessen)
Campus: our attractive university hospital campus offers a modern cafeteria, various cafes, and opportunities to rest in numerous green spaces. A walk on the riverside of the Main offers relaxation during breaks
Work-Life-Balance: part-time employment is possible, we offer childcare in our daycare center (more information can be found here), child care during holidays, and many attractive offers for health promotion
Professional development: internal and external training for your professional development

Women are underrepresented in these positions at the University Hospital Frankfurt. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Disabled applicants are preferred if they have the same personal and professional qualifications.

Join our Team!

We are looking forward to your application! Please use the application form only for your application and submit your request together with a letter of motivation electronically by May 31st, 2022 via the career portal.

Further information on the FCI and its research program can be found at http://fci.health. More information on the Institute of Neuroradiology can be found here (https://www.kgu.de/einrichtungen/kliniken/zentrum-der-radiologie/neuroradiologie), additional information on the Brain Imaging Center (BIC) is available at https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/50884672/Brain_Imaging_Center.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the position, we encourage you to contact Dr. Katharina Wenger-Alakmeh, group leader «Translational Oncology» at the Institute of Neuroradiology and PI at the Brain Imaging Center Frankfurt (phone: +49 69 6301-80407, email: katharina.wenger@kgu.de).

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