The Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human
Development (Director: Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger) is seeking applications
for a Senior Research Scientist Position, MR Physics (W2; 41 hours/week).
The position is available from August 1, 2022, or later, for an initial
contract period of five years.
One of the core interests of the Center is to investigate age-related and
experience-dependent metabolic and structural differences and changes of the
human brain. Candidates should be interested in the development, adaptation,
and application of MR brain imaging methods that are geared towards conducting
groundbreaking longitudinal, cross-sectional, and intervention studies on
child development and aging. The goal is to establish a research group that
offers reliable and valid quantitative MR measures for use in a longitudinal
and age-comparative research context.
Successful applicants hold a doctoral degree in physics (strongly
preferred), chemistry, biology, neuroscience, or related fields. Experience
in MR sequence programming and quantitative imaging methods is needed,
preferably with a focus on diffusion-weighted imaging and multi-parameter
mapping as well as biophysical modelling of MR signals. Prior hands-on
experience with high-field human MR imaging (e.g., 7 Tesla) is desired. The
successful candidate is expected to have a track record of independent work,
mentoring experience, leadership, and relevant publications. Proficiency in
written and spoken English is required. Applicants also need to be fluent in
computer programming (e.g., Matlab, C), including practical experience in
developing and maintaining open-source quantitative MRI software tools.
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development offers an excellent
infrastructure including support staff. It provides an international research
environment, with English being the working language. The Institute houses a 3
T MR scanner (Tim Trio, Siemens Health Care), which is equipped with a
phosphorus RF unit and coils, and is in the process of acquiring a second 3T
MR and a 7T MR.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome
applications from all backgrounds.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals
with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from
such qualified individuals.
Applications (including a cover letter describing your research interests and
a curriculum vitae) should be sent as a single PDF file to Dr. Imke Kruse
(email@example.com). We kindly ask you to submit your application
without a photo. Please submit applications by May 30, 2022 to ensure
The data protection declaration for the processing of personal data within the
scope of your application.