Offres d'emploi

Date de l'annonce : jeudi 5 juillet 2018

Intitulé du poste : 2018/07/05 – PhD student – Functional Renal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Geneva

Type de structure : The Faculties of Medicine and Science of the Geneva University Hospital are seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics in the context of the EU COST action CA16103 and the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF-COST project 177140 for a PhD student in the field of functional renal magnetic resonance imaging in chronic kidney diseases.

About the EU COST action CA16103 « PARENCHIMA » and the SNSFCOST project 177140 (
The overall aim of EU cost action PARENCHIMA is to eliminate the main barriers to the broader study, commercial exploitation and clinical use of renal MRI biomarkers. PARENCHIMA will coordinate the research of leading European groups in this area to:
(1) improve the reproducibility and standardisation of renal MRI biomarkers;
(2) increase their availability by developing an open-access toolbox with software and data; and
(3) demonstrate biological validity and clinical utility in a prospective multicentre clinical study.
To support this networking COST action, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has funded a multicentric study on renal MRI in chronic kidney disease patients. This study includes the funding for the present PhD student position.

About the functional cardiac and renal imaging group:
We are a clinical research group in the radiology department of Geneva University Hospital ( with a strong focus on cardiac and renal imaging. Our group is composed of radiologists and MR specialists with a strong collaborative network inside the CIBM (

Contexte et mission : You will be responsible for the acquisition and analysis of renal MRI exams in chronic kidney patients scheduled before their renal biopsy in the 2 centers (Geneva and Lausanne) in collaboration with Dr Menno Pruijm and Pr H. Thoeny. You will develop MR pulse sequences and reconstruction algorithms as well as work on the optimisation of a multiparametric renal MR acquisition protocol. Using the expertise available in the EU COST network, advanced analysis tools in this patient cohort will also be developed. You will work closely with radiologists and nephrologists to interpret the data. You will be located in Geneva but you will travel once a week to Lausanne and Fribourg according to the patient recruitment.

Four year PhD program, full time position, starting in September 2018.

Lieu : Geneva and Lausanne

Rémunération : Standard SNSF salary for PhD student (CHF 47’040/year)

Diplômes requis : Master or equivalent, preferably in MR Physics, Biomedical Imaging/Engineering or related field

Compétences requises : Programming abilities with Matlab, C and C++, as well as R • Good communication skills • Experience in signal/image processing is an advantage • Good level of written and spoken English

Contact : For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Dr. Jean-Paul Vallée – Tel: +41(0)22 372 7035 – Email: or Dr. Lindsey Crowe Tel: +41(0)22 372 5217 - Email: ; Applications should be sent by email including a CV, motivation statement, master final marks, list of publications if any and at least 2 reference letters to: Prof. Dr. Jean-Paul Vallée– Email : ; The call will be closed on July 15th 2018 and an answer will be given to candidates at the end of July 2018.

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