Department of Economics

Doctoral student of Physics or Engineering
60 %

The University of Zurich and ETH in Zurich are leading international universities with extensive research programmes. The successful candidate will be a member of both the Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (SNS Lab) and the MRI Methods Development Group within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT).
Activities within the SNS Lab include neuroscientific research that is based on advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. More specifically Dr. Zoltan Nagy's work focuses on establishing and testing the MRI acquisition methods that provide high-quality data and use these data for non-invasive cortical parcellation in humans. This work is possible because of a close collaboration with the IBT, where Professor Klaas Prüssmann's group advances MR imaging techniques for biomedical and healthcare applications.

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We currently have an opening for a doctoral student of Physics or Engineering. The successful candidate will work with us to further improve our MRI acquisition and cortical parcellation methods and, more specifically, implement novel MRI data acquisition methods and perform in�vivo parcellation of the human cortex.
The successful candidate will a) become an expert user of magnetic field monitoring equipment and develop cutting edge MRI data acquisition methods for high angular resolution diffusion imaging, b) be involved with neuroscience applications that use the acquired high-quality data for non-invasively fingerprinting the human cerebral cortex tissue and c) incorporate the image processing methods into a freely available cortical parcellation toolbox. For further background, see

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