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Job posted by TRANSACT-ITN (06/11/2012 16.50)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy ESR position TRANSACT-ITN: Virtual scanner – computer simulation for spectroscopic quantitation, pulse sequence optimization and data analysis development

The TRANSACT Initial Training Network investigates theoretical and practical aspects of in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) with applications in oncology and neurology. The ITN will host 13 Early Stage Researchers, each performing an individual research project on topics ranging from spectral quality assurance criteria to optimal exploitation of complementary multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging modalities. The research training is supervised by a consortium of 10 academic and 4 industrial partners with wide expertise in basic science, clinical research and information technology.


This job opening covers a 2.5-year research position in the frame of a 4-year doctoral program (resulting in a PhD degree awarded by Masaryk University or Brno Univ. of Technology). The main part of the research work will be carried out at Institute of Scientific Instruments Brno, Czech Republic (Supervisor: Dr. Zenon Starčuk), and will include a 4-month research secondment at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (Co-supervisor: Dr. Cristina Cudalbu).

The objective of this project is to extend the functionality, improve deployment robustness and calculation efficacy, as well as to develop automated basis set calculation for the NMRScope-B module of the jMRUI software. The specific aim will be a thorough evaluation of the functionality of NMRScope-B, particularly in more sophisticated features such as multidimensional selective excitation, multiple-rate relaxation, usage of peak phase constraints in quantitation, involving computer models, phantoms, and animal tests.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Physics - Quantum mechanics
Computer science - Programming
Engineering - Biomedical engineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


The position will be funded at the applicable Marie Curie rates.

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Marie Curie ITN Eligibility Conditions:
1) Early-Stage Researchers must, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.
2) At the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

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Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Required Education Level
Degree Field Computer science
Degree Field Physics
Degree Field Engineering
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
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Institute of Scientific Instruments Brno



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Project's Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number

PITN-GA-2012-316679 TRANSACT

Institute of Scientific Instruments Brno

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