Clinical or Research Fellowship in Chest Radiology

Heidelberg University Medical Center, Heidelberg/Germany

The Heidelberg Thoracic Imaging Platform (HTIP) is the framework of chest radiology research at the Heidelberg campus. Our mission is to conduct state-of-the-art chest radiology research for the whole range of preclinical and translational studies as well as clinical trials. HTIP is member of the platform “Imaging” of the German Center of Lung Research (DZL) to ensure scientific exchange and access to cutting-edge imaging technologies in research. More than twenty HTIP-researchers coming from different fields, such as radiology, medical physics (CT, MRI), medical informatics, nuclear medicine, public health, are involved in projects focused on four main areas: airway disease, lung cancer, inflammation/infection and pulmonary vascular disease.

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Number of available places During 2019/2020 one place will be available for a recently board-certified European radiologist, who is a full member of ESR. Applicants can apply either for a research or clinical fellowship mainly depending on their skills in the German language.


1.    This exchange programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after
       certification being younger than 36 years.

2.    The candidate should pursue a subspecialisation in chest radiology.

3.    The candidate should have excellent knowledge of chest anatomy as well as basic
       skills in image interpretation of the chest.

4.    The candidate should have basic skills in medical database handling and an interest or
       basic skills in scientific presentations and publications.

5.    If the respective academic requirements are met the degree “Dr. med.” or
       “Dr. sc. hum.” can be obtained.

6.    The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview
       via Skype.

7.    ESR membership fee for 2019 must be settled.

Additional eligibility criteria for the research fellowship:

  • Advanced knowledge of the English and basic knowledge of the German language are required.

Additional eligibility criteria for the clinical fellowship:

  • Advanced knowledge of the English and the German language (level C1) are required.

Please note that each candidate can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once. 

Duration and funding The fellowship will start on October 1st, 2019 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000,-) from the training centre, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis.  

Programme structureThe ESOR fellow will be fully integrated into HTIP and be assigned to a single or a set of projects from one of the areas: airway disease, lung cancer, inflammation/infection and pulmonary vascular disease. The following radiological modalities might be used: CT, incl. dual energy, MRI, incl. 7T whole body, small animal imaging, incl. micro-CT, PET/CT, PET/MRI. Activities of the fellowship might include study design, regulatory requirements, study initialization, recruitment, informed consent, scanning, image analysis, correlation with clinical and laboratory/pathology or biobank data, statistical evaluation, writing abstracts and papers, presentation at scientific meetings. The clinical fellowship will also include clinical reporting of CXR, CT and MRI in a dedicated chest clinic.

A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow.

Certification After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Heidelberg University Medical Center. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

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About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
ESR Contact
  • ESR Office:
  • Am Gestade 1
  • 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Tel: +43-1-533 40 64
  • Fax: +43-1-533 40 64-448
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