The Central Institute of Mental Health (State Foundation) is an
renowned research institute in the field of psychiatry and neuroscience,
of the Department of Psychiatry of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the
University of Heidelberg as well as psychiatric hospital with 255 inpatient
and 52 day-hospital beds.
Within several new projects funded by the European Union and the Federal
of Education and Research we offer
2 Positions for PostDocs and PhD-Students
in the area of rodent magnetic resonance functional-, perfusion- and
diffusion tensor (DTI)
imaging at 9.4 Tesla.
The Central Institute of Mental Health is equipped with a latest
generation 210 mm
horizontalbore Bruker BioSpec animal system and additional cryogenic MR
1H and 13C detection in the mouse brain as well as two 3 Tesla human
whole body MR-scanners.
The positions are for two years initially and located in the research
group Translational Imaging.
Potential applicants should have a diploma or master in physics,
physical chemistry or neuroscience,
or an equivalent field. The ideal candidate from the quantitative
sciences has a solid background
in NMR physics, signal detection and processing theory, and is familiar
Bruker Paravision environment. Experience in other computer languages,
Matlab or IDL,
We have openings in these primary fields of research:
• Establishment of manganese enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI)
for a the longitudinal assessment of connectivity and neuronal activity
in experimental animals.
• Development of methods for the acquisition and post processing of
BOLD imaging data with optogenetics for the identification and
investigation of brain networks.
• Diffusion Tensor Imaging for the investigation of structural integrity
The candidate would also collaborate on several ongoing animal studies
of schizophrenia, depression,
substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders in mouse and rat models.
The assistance in the general supervision of the animal scanner would
also be part of the position.
More information can be found at
We offer an interesting job in a leading research hospital with a strong
emphasis on MR-Imaging,
salary is according to the German TV-L pay scale, including the social
benefits of the public service sector.
For further information please contact Dr. Wolfgang Weber-Fahr, Tel. +49
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Wolfgang Weber-Fahr, Dr.rer.nat.
Head RG Translational Imaging
Central Institute of Mental Health
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phone: ++49 621 1703 2961