Saturday, August 16, 2008

PhD in MRI Stroke and Dementia-Munich

The Imaging in Stroke and Dementia programme at the Department of
Neurology, Klinikum Großhadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
invites applications for a full-time

PhD position / Post-doctoral Position in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The focus of our research programme is on translational approaches to
explore the neural correlates of cognitive and behavioural
dysfunctions in vascular cognitive impairment. An ongoing longitudinal
study involving more than 250 patients with a genetic variant of
stroke and VCI grants access to a unique resource of multimodal MR
imaging data (FA-and MD maps from DTI, 3DT1, FLAIR etc. available) and
comprehensive neuropsychological test results (see
and publication record). We are increasingly interested in
voxel-based-morphometry (VBM) and more advanced techniques to explore
structure-function relationships.

There is direct access to several MR scanners operating at 1.5 to 3.0
Tesla. Research activities are embedded in a center of highly
productive MR imaging research groups at Campus Großhadern.

Applicants should have a background in MRI analysis techniques (FSL,
SPM, Matlab etc.), programming and statistics. Interest in clinical
neuroscience and cognitive function would be appreciated. Applicants
will have the opportunity to pursue their own projects. The position
is funded for 3 years with an option to renew.

Salary will be based on qualifications with provision for bonuses. The
position is available Fall 2008.

To apply please send a CV and the names of 2 referees to Prof. Martin
Dichgans, e-mail:
or phone:

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Dichgans
Neurologische Klinik
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Marchioninistr. 15, 81377 München
Tel.: +49 (089) 7095-3670 (or: -6670)
Fax: +49 (089) 7095-6679