PhD position for 1 + 3 yrs focusing on Cellular Imaging BIO IMAGING LAB, a small animal imaging group focusing on MRI and BLI with the following instruments:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: 7T Pharmascan 9.4T BioSpec horizontal bore MRI system 7T 16cm Pharmascan (available end 2010)
Optical Imaging: Bioluminescence camera Fluorescence camera
As one of the forerunners in imaging research our group has a broad spectrum of interest. This position will be related to our expertise in Neurodegeneration and regeneration which includes research into: Neurogenesis Stem cell research Neuroplasticity
This position will be in close collaboration with the Electron Microscopy for Materials Science lab (EMAT). Here the following equipment will be available: 1 scanning electron microscope 1 dual beam FIB 6 transmission electron microscopes (TEM)
The most advanced TEM, will be of crucial importance for this project and is unique in Europe. The microscope is a double lens corrected instrument working at voltages between 50 and 300 kV and achieving a resolution of 50 pm. It also has a monochromator to lower the energy resolution to about 150 meV.
Job description Combining small animal MRI using contrast agents and/or nanoparticles for stem cell research and nerve fiber tracing with advanced EM tools to simultaneously image cellular ultrastructure and localization of nanoparticles. The aim of this project is to get a better comprehension of the cell-nanoparticle interactions.
Profile We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a clear focus on research. The candidate should hold a Master in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bio Engineer or a similar degree (M2 students can also apply).
For more information please contact one of the people below. To apply send letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, CV, and three letters of recommendation to:
Prof. Dr. Annemie Van der Linden BioImaging lab University of Antwerpen Department of Biomedical Sciences e-mail email@example.com Phone: (+32) 3 265 3230 Middelheimcampus G.V.125- Groenenborgerlaan 171 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium webhost.ua.ac.be/biomag/
Prof. Dr. Sara Bals University of Antwerpen Dept. Fysica e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (+32) 3 265 3284 Middelheimcampus G.U.432 Groenenborgerlaan 171 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
Dr. Peter Ponsaerts Hematologie University of Antwerpen e-mail email@example.com Phone: (+32) 3 265 2428 Campus Drie Eiken D.T.117 Universiteitsplein 1 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium