Post-doc for fetal brain MRI

Radiology Department of University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019

We are looking for a research and development engineer, for four years post-doctoral position (annual renew of the contract) at the Medical Image Analysis Laboratory of the Radiology Department and Center for Biomedical Imaging, Lausanne University. This position includes a strong collaboration with CIBM-CHUV-MR.

Description: We look for a post-doctoral researcher versatile both in MRI physics/sequence programming and image processing, dedicated to the development of MR sequences aimed at quantitative T1 and T2 mapping of the fetal brain. Moreover, the post-doc will be responsible to define and guide an adequate modification of a fetal phantom and a fetal motion simulator. The candidate will further be responsible to conduct all in vitro scanning. together with the 2 PhD students allocated to this project).


  • MSc and PhD completed in mathematics, MR physics, electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of research experience in the field of MR physics, sequence development and image reconstruction.
  • Strong background in inverse problems and regularization as well as in MR physics.
  • Knowledgeable in IDEA programming environment of the Siemens MR scanners and basic experience in sequence programming.
  • Strong programming skills, good knowledge of C++, Python, Matlab and neuroimaging software will be a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with in vitro and in vivo MR scanning
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Rigorous work habits, a curious and critical mind, and a good sense of initiative.
  • A high-level perseverance and a strong personal commitment are expected.
  • Experience in student and/or researchers supervision.

We offer:

  • a multidisciplinary project between cutting-edge brain imaging and advanced image processing, MR physics, and clinical context.
  • an extremely stimulating field of research within a highly specialized and qualified scientific environment.
  • Access to state-of-the-art clinical MRI scanners.

Gross salary (pre-employer/employee tax): In compliance with Swiss National Science Foundation and UNIL.

Successful applications are subject to academic approval from the UNIL.