Jobs

Open postions in our hyperpolarization group led by Prof. Jan-Bernd Hövener:

  1. Group leader / PostDoc / senior scientist to work on "Human translation of hyperpolarized 129Xenon MRI" 
  2. Group leader / PostDoc / senior scientist to work on "Human translation of hyperpolarized 13C MRI" 
  3. Technologist / MTA-R, MRI and multimodal imaging for preclinical studies

In our lab, we have a variety of state-of the-art equipment:

  • 7T, 9.4 T Bruker (2020)
  • 1.5 T, 3 T Siemens (2022)
  • Polaris SEOP polarizer (2021) (+ SpinAlinger DNP (2021) + PHIP)

Our group:

  • 10+ colleagues in hyperpolarization
  • 30+ colleagues total in imaging
  • 15+ years’ experience in hyperpolarization
  • 10+ nationalities
  • Interesting local and international collaborations (chemistry, technology, etc)

Infrastructure:

  • 2nd largest university medical center in Germany – lots of patients
  •  Dedicated animal imaging facilities: MRI CT US PA Optical
  •  New research building with dedicated hyperpolarization suite being constructed
  • Funded program for human translation (13C and 129Xe)

If you are interested or willing to apply, we would love to hear from you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High-field X-nuclear magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful non-invasive technique that is widely used to examine inner organs. In addition, MRI is non-radiating like computer tomography and positron emission tomography that is ideal for repetitive screening. The unique advantage of MRI is that it gives insights on process on molecular level, hemodynamics or can provide pulmonary parameters such as ventilation, perfusion, lung-blood gas exchange, or diffusion. Here we aim to advance X-nuclear MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) for clinical needs. Developed X-nuclear MRI protocols will be utilized for deuterium metabolic and xenon hyperpolarized pulmonary imaging.

The main tasks would be: 

  • 2H-synthesis. Synthesis of three selectively deuterated disease specific tracers.
  • Hyperpolarized xenon. Establishment of xenon hyperpolarization using available commercial equipment.
  • In vivo X-MRI. Translation of the developed X-MRI protocols to pre-clinical in vivo imaging.

Description of the position:

We are looking for an MRI scientific assistant. You should have finished master thesis in physics, chemistry, engineering or interdisciplinary fields.

Experience and background knowledge in magnetic resonance imaging is preferable.

You will have access to facilities of the Molecular Imaging North Competence Center (www.moincc.de) led by Prof. Jan-Bernd Hövener and Prof. Claus-Christian Glüer. You will also gain an experience in writing academic paper and grants.

Project funds:

Intramural grant of the Medical faculty of Kiel University and funds of SBMI, MOIN CC.

The initial contract duration is one year, starting from 1 June 2022 (or as soon as possible).

Position: TV-L E13 (1-year, 100% position of the researcher with possible prolongation).

PIs of the project and contact persons:

Dr. Andrey Pravdivtsev, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BMBF “hyperpolarization group leader”

Dr. Mariia Anikeeva, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., SFB/TRR 287 “BULK-REACTION”

We are always looking for talented and highly motivated individuals on all levels: from Bachelor and Master students to PostDocs.

If you would like to work with us, please, get in touch via:

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A small selection of possible topic:

"Making gas visible in MRI!" - Setting up a polarizer for Xenon: Hiwi or Master's thesis offer

"Get involved in medical tech as an engineer!" - Building prototypes with 3D-printing, Arduino-platform and more: Hiwi or Bachelor's/Master's thesis offer

"Investigating brain vessels by 3D-printing?!" - Create 3D-models from MRI data and 3D-print them: Hiwi position offer


Am Botanischen Garten 14
24118 Kiel • Germany

Tel. +49 (0)431 880 58 32
mail@moincc.de

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