06/03/2018

PhD student position in functional optical imaging employing contrast agents

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Medical University of Vienna
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesLaboratory animal science
    ChemistryOther
    Medical sciencesOther
    Medical sciencesVeterinary medicine
    PhysicsAcoustics
    PhysicsBiophysics
    PhysicsOptics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/05/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Vienna
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    30
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    15/05/2018

A funded PhD student position at the Drexler Lab is open for application immediately. Enrollment is on a rolling basis. The project for this position is multimodal imaging combining optical coherence microscopy and photoacoustic microscopy for preclinical small animal imaging. Both endogenous and exogenous contrast agents should be used to explore molecular contrast. The addition of spectroscopic photoacoustic imaging and functional optical coherence microscopy gives access to the metabolism of the small animal model, e.g. zebrafish embryos and chicken embryos.

After learning the operation procedure of the current system, we’d expect the student to perform a range of experiments involving phantom imaging and in vivo animal imaging with/without contrast agents. The student will perform spectral unmixing to extract blood oxygenation and use Doppler optical coherence microscopy to extract blood flow in various vessels. Furthermore, the student may develop software programs for contrast agent tracking.

The position is guaranteed of funding for 3 years. The student will work for two years at the Medical University of Vienna and one year at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. A Master’s degree in veterinary medicine, biology, biochemistry, physics or biomedical engineering is needed. A good command of English and scientific writing is needed for communication in a multi-disciplinary environment with several collaboration partners. Programming skills in MATLAB and LABVIEW are beneficial. Knowledge of small animal handling (e.g. zebrafish, chicken embryos), nanoparticles and proteomics or knowledge of optical system design is preferred.

Qualified applicants can send your CV and contact information of two references to

wolfgang.drexler@meduniwien.ac.at

Additional comments

The student will work for two years at the Medical University of Vienna and one year at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Medical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Programming skills in MATLAB and LABVIEW are beneficial. Knowledge of small animal handling (e.g. zebrafish, chicken embryos), nanoparticles and proteomics or knowledge of optical system design is preferred.

Specific Requirements

A good command of English and scientific writing is needed for communication in a multi-disciplinary environment with several collaboration partners.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Medical University of Vienna
Austria
Vienna
Vienna
1090

EURAXESS offer ID: 285685