Dr. Anke Henning
Research Group leader
MRC Department
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Master thesis topics available in ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy

The High-Field MR Center (MRC) at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen / Germany offers topics for several Master thesis projects in the area of ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging methods and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods.

Possible topics depend on the qualification of the applicant and include:

- development and validation of fast B1+ mapping sequences
- quantification of T1 and T2 relaxation times of human brain metabolites at 9.4T
- parallel radiofrequency transmission
- simulation of electro-magnetic fields
- development and validation of spectroscopy sequences for 9.4T human or 14.1T animal application
- B0 shimming
- field probe design for spatio-temporal field monitoring

The MRC Department is equipped with two human whole body Siemens MRI systems (3 T and 9.4 T) and one Bruker 14.1 T rodent MRI scanner, a computation cluster, a RF lab and a biochemical lab for MR contrast agent development. The MRC Department is also affiliated to the Department of Neuroimaging and MR-Physics at the University Hospital Tübingen, which allows implementation and application of new MR techniques within a clinical setting at the 3T whole body Siemens research systems.

Applicants for this position should have an electrical engineering, computational science, physics or mathematics background and possibly experience in either image processing, signal processing, MRI / NMR methods development, experimental physics, RF engineering, EM modelling or control engineering, need good English language skills, be able to work independently, get acquainted with new methods and knowledge quickly and be able to work in a team with postdocs and PhD students.

The Master thesis topics are available immediately and until the positions are filled with suitable candidates.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer: women, people from minority groups and handicapped individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae including a sufficiently detailed description of previous work experience and especially projects and internships performed during the studies, a list of publications (if applicable), Bachelor certificates and a list of classes taken and grades obtained during Bachelor and Master studies; contact details of two referees and / or reference letters.

All materials should be sent to Opens window for sending emailanke.henning - at - electronically or to

Dr. Anke Henning
Research Group leader
MRC Department
Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Spemannstrasse 41
72076 Tübingen

Further information on the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the positions on offer can be obtained at Opens internal link in current and via Opens window for sending emailanke.henning - at -
Last updated: Monday, 13.07.2015