Open Positions/ Msc or PhD


We offer a funded PhD. or Msc. scholarships on Medical Image Acquisition and Reconstruction at the National Magnetic Resonance Center. The position will be based in Bilkent University National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM). The position holder will be in close collaboration with Istanbul Technical University.

Medical Image Reconstruction

Several recent advances have led to more efficient ways in which MRI can be reconstructed. The most prominent example of these is compressed sensing MRI, which allows the reconstruction of MRI from under-sampled k-space data. The reconstruction of the MRI requires solving a non-linear optimization problem. For medical image reconstruction, machine learning can play a key role. The project aims to exploit recent advances in machine learning, in particular in the area of representation learning to learn representations and priors directly from raw data that are optimal for recovery of images (or even for the reconstruction of clinically useful information). The key tasks for the project are:

  1. Acquisition of raw cardiac MR data
  2. Reconstruction of cardiac MRI from under-sampled k-space data.
  3. Development of deep learning based reconstruction algorithms leveraging temporal dependencies in cardiac MRI

Funding & Details

PhD position is fully funded (4500TL/month) by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). In addition, MSc. position might also be considered with funding. The prospective students will be able to attend to prestigious international conferences and spend some time in top international institutes. The candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program in Turkey and can start to work from February 2020. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Required Skills

We are looking for highly motivated students with an academic background in Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. The following skills are required:

  • Experience with Python and deep learning libraries (e.g. Pytorch, Tensorflow or Keras).
  • Motivation in machine learning and computer vision problems/algorithms.
  • Enthusiasm to work on clinical challenges.
  • Good academic writing skills and English communication skills.