This page will be updated more often as we enter the Spring of 2020 and as the EDBB program will be informed of new positions becoming available for the June 17-19, 2020 Hiring Days event at EPFL. Meanwhile, do not hesitate to contact the laboratories which interest you to find out whether they have upcoming openings for PhD students.
PhD position in hyperpolarized MRI molecular imaging
Hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI is a novel molecular imaging technique capable to enhance MRI sensitivity thus enabling to monitor in real-time function, perfusion and metabolism using injected substrates. This Ph.D. thesis will focus on molecular imaging of hyperpolarized glucose for monitoring brain metabolism in real-time. The project involves developing and optimizing hyperpolarized MRI tools and implementing them in vivo in healthy rodents and disease models.
The laboratory of function and metabolic imaging (LIFMET), is equipped with two unique custom-designed hyperpolarization instruments (7 tesla and 5 tesla polarizers operating at 1K). These systems enable to push the sensitivity limits of HP MRI beyond what is feasible with commercial instrumentation. The project benefits from the CIBM platform including highly qualified technical staff composed of engineers and trained veterinarians.
The application including a motivation letter, the CV and two reference letters should be sent by email to:
For more details, see web pages of the EDBB program’s potential thesis directors.