The Cardiac Molecular Imaging Group at the Departement of Biomedicine of the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland, studies molecular imaging of inflammation, ischemia, and angiogenesis with site targeted ultrasound contrast agents and microvascular physiology at the capillary level. For our young team we are looking for 1 PhD student
the position is open starting April 1st 2010, salary according to SNF(Swiss National Fund) guidelines
The candidate will have a master degree in biomedical engineering, medicine, or a related discipline. The applicant should be able to work exactly, independently and flexibly. The candidate will be responsible for his/her own project within the research group, including carrying out experiments, data analysis and interpretation, as well as drafting manuscripts. Very important is a keen interest in learning new methods (flow chamber experiments, small animal surgery, intravital microscopy, ultrasound imaging). The position requires effective participation in a small project team within the larger setting of several cardiovascular research groups. Experience in small animal surgery and FELASA Level B (LTK1) training is desired. Experience in ultrasound imaging would be a plus but is not required. You possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong problem-solving skills as well as organizational capabilities. Experience in computer based data handling and analysis is desirable. Fluency in German and English (spoken and written) is expected.
Please send your comprehensive application before January 31st 2010 to Dr. Beat Kaufmann, Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland, or e-mail to kaufmannb-at-uhbs.ch.