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PhD Scholarships in Medical studies (Temperature Mapping for MRI-guided HIFU)

The Department of Radiology, Medical Physics is hiring PhD Student for pulse sequence development for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. We are searching for a pulse sequence developer for an EU-funded project on high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy. The project aims to develop an ultrasound applicator for the therapy of prostate lesions ? for this, an EU-wide research consortium is formed to forge a strong cooperation between experts in ultrasound device development, magnetic resonance (MR) pulse sequence and hardware as well as image post- processing and clinical application.

In this sub-project dedicated pulse sequences will be developed to monitor the therapy-induced temperature changes during HIFU therapy in real time. Furthermore, new device tracking concepts will be realized to automatically determine the position of the HIFU applicator and to adjust the imaging parameters.


The successful candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- MR pulse sequence development (preferably using Siemens IDEA)
- MR-guided thermal therapies and/or MR device tracking
- good communication skills in order to present the research results in consortium meetings
In general, programming experience with C++ is of advantage.


  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of university degree
  • High school diploma
  • Letter of motivation


Host institutions

University / Organisation
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
79085 Freiburg

Faculty / Institute
University Hospital Freiburg, Radiology – Medical Physics

Supervisor of the Doctoral Thesis
Herr Prof. Dr. Michael Bock

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