University of Turin
Research Fellow in magnetic resonance imaging
University of Turin
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Mar 31
Location: Torino TO, Italy
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Research Fellow in magnetic resonance imaging

A grant for a 1-year position is available for a Research Fellow in the team of dr. Dario Longo ( at the Molecular Imaging Center ( - University of Torino (Torino, Italy) starting on April/May 2018.

About the lab:

The Longo lab is interested in understanding the role of tumor acidosis and of its heterogeneity in tumor progression, invasion and drug resistance. A major focus of the lab is the in vivo characterization of tumor microenvironment, including acidosis, vascularization and hypoxia and in assessing therapeutic response to inhibitors of cancer metabolism in preclinical tumor murine models throughout non-invasive MR imaging approaches.


The position will work in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment at the Molecular Imaging Center, an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to develop imaging-based approaches for understanding the fundamental biology underlying diseases and for improving diagnosis and monitoring treatment effects in several diseases (cancer, inflammation, diabetes, neurodegeneration and cardiovascular diseases). Our center offer an extraordinary range of services and instrumentations, covering biology, biotchnolgy, medicine and imaging.

The Molecular Imaging Center is hosted at the Molecular Biotechnology Center, an institute the encompasses more than 150 members (PI, senior researchers, post-doctoral scientists) with expertise in medical genmomics, cancer, neuroscience, immunity and cardiovascular sciences.

Position Highlight:

Dr. Dario Longo is recruiting a highly motivated research fellow interested in developing new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acquisition protocols and post-processing tools for preclinical research.

Key responsibilities will include the development of new methodological approaches, algorithms, and software analysis pipelines and tools for MRI and MRI-CEST imaging. Potential research activities include development of novel pulse sequences and contrast mechanisms for assessing tumor acidosis. The successful candidate will join an internationally renowned lab with a highly multi-disciplinary working environment with access to two 7T and one 3T Bruker preclinical MRI scanners. The fellow will work within a multidisciplinary team of biophysicists, chemists, biologists and biotechnologists. The candidate is expected to publish results in high quality, peer-reviewed journals as part of the successful completion of the fellowship.

Candidate requirements:

  • MSc or PhD degree in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Magnetic Resonance Physics or related disciplines earned within the last two years
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate interest and proficiency in all aspects of MRI acquisition and analysis techniques and experience in pulse sequence programming (Bruker experience is considered a plus).
  • Experience with in vivo imaging of experimental small animals (mice) with high field (3-11.7T) MRI platforms is desiderable
  • Working knowledge of Matlab is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated record of relevant experience as evidenced by their training and publications.
  • Highly motivated person with strong interest in research and willingness to participate in several ongoing research projects related to tumor pH imaging
  • Fluid in spoken and written English

While the above mentioned experience will be an asset for obtaining the position, candidates that lack specific experience but make up for it with exceptional experimental abilities and motivation towards the work are also encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a single PDF file that includes a current curriculum vitae with publications, a short description of previous training and work experiences and contact information for two references to Dr. Dario Longo via email to:

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