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PhD position in Cryogenic Radio Frequency Coil Arrays for Magnetic Resonance Systems

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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Lyngby-Taarbæk, 1 stilling

The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position.

The objective of the PhD project is to improve signal to noise ratio in Magnetic Resonance (MR) systems by implementing low-noise multi-element coil arrays. In order to reduce the noise of the array, the coils and associated frontends (matching, tuning, balancing circuits and amplifiers) will be cooled down to cryogenic temperatures.

This project is a part of the Centre for Hyperpolarization and will be conducted in collaboration with the Department of Clinical Medicine - the MR Research Centre, Aarhus University.

The applicants should fulfil the following requirements

•MSc in engineering or equivalent qualification, preferably in electrical engineering
•Knowledge of electromagnetics and circuit design
•Basic knowledge of specific simulations software (CST/HFSS, Agilent ADS)
•Collaborative abilities and be able to work efficiently and independently

•Knowledge of MR technologies
•Experience in RF and microwave circuit design and characterisation
•Practical skills in RF circuit prototyping and soldering
•Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals

Approval and Enrolment
PhD scholarships are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general PhD programmes at DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Vitaliy Zhurbenko.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
You are welcome to contact Associate Professor Vitaliy Zhurbenko,

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2015. Applications must be submitted in English as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply: open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
•A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
•Curriculum vitae
•Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
•Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
•Educational information and Summary of appointments in the Seniority form.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc, but cannot begin before having it.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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