Postdoc – Development and clinical translation of image-guided neurosurgery

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Functional and Molecular Imaging Laboratory, jointly affiliated with the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to develop new precision imaging tools for neurosurgery and monitoring of ultrasound-based tumour ablation treatments. The team effort includes active collaboration with neurosurgeons from the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital to develop and translate the new methodology into the clinics.

Our Lab is devoted to the development of novel structural, functional, metabolic and molecular imaging systems and methods. State-of-the-art infrastructure for in vivo imaging includes advanced multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography, high-field magnetic resonance scanners, fluorescence microscopy, ultrafast ultrasound, as well as hybrid imaging platforms not available elsewhere. The preclinical phase of the project will focus on studies in small and large animal models, followed by a clinical translation of the new technique.

Job description

  • Prototype system development for clinical use, including optical, ultrasound, electronic/mechanical designs

  • Software development and testing to control hardware and enable live imaging of ultrasound therapy

  • Method validation in preclinical models

  • Coordination with clinical partners and regulatory authorities

Your profile

  • PhD degree in physics, biomedical or electrical engineering or related fields

  • Prior experience in ultrasound and/or optical imaging and therapy methods is a plus

  • Excellent scientific publication record

  • Good algorithmic and programming skills

  • Strong interest in an academic career

  • Excellent command of English, self-motivation, goal-oriented and positive attitude

Your workplace

Your workplace




We offer

  • 2 years postdoctoral position, extendable based on performance and funding situation.

  • Working in a world-top research institution with an international, multi-disciplinary, highly innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating environment

  • Collaborating with a team of neurosurgeons to translate cutting-edge biomedical technology into the clinics

  • Excellent training, career development and exchange opportunities

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your application via the online job portal of ETH Zurich (see the link below), including:

  • Letter of motivation

  • Curriculum vitae

  • List of publications

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Hector Estrada Beltran at hbeltran@ethz.ch or Prof. Daniel Razansky at daniel.razansky@uzh.ch (no direct applications via email).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your application via the online job portal of ETH Zurich (see the link below), including:

  • Letter of motivation

  • Curriculum vitae

  • List of publications

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Hector Estrada Beltran at hbeltran@ethz.ch or Prof. Daniel Razansky at daniel.razansky@uzh.ch (no direct applications via email).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.