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PhD or PostDoc position in multiple sclerosis research

Department of Neurology, Technische Universität München, TUM-NIC, Neuroimaging Center, Munich


The Department of Neurology of the Technical University of Munich offers a PhD or PostDoc position in systems neuroscience research of Multiple Sclerosis. The project aims to investigate structural correlates of disability and biomarker patterns in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) using MR imaging techniques. The candidate will investigate pathology of lesions but also of normal-appearing grey and white matter in MS.

Applicants should have finished a university degree in medicine, psychology, biology, computer science or other relevant disciplines. Candidates should have strong analytical and organizational skills and prior experience with large cohort patient datasets is an advantage. Previous experience in analysis of structural/functional MR images (e.g., Freesurfer, FSL, SPM) is highly desired. Basic programming skills in, for example, Matlab or Unix shell scripting are a plus but not strictly required. Candidates who lack the aforementioned skills should have a strong motivation to develop these skills during their training. We are searching for candidates who are able to work independently and who have demonstrated excellent presentation and writing skills. The applicant will be expected to interact and collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines.

Neuroimaging scanning facilities (MRI 3T scanner) and computer infrastructure are entirely available at the TUM Neuroimaging Center (TUM-NIC).

For the PhD position, the candidate is planned to be assigned to the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences ( or to the PhD Program Medical Life Science and Technology (

Candidates may contact Prof Dr. Mark Mühlau for more detailed information or directly send their applications including a letter of motivation and CV.

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