MIAC - Medical Image Analysis Center

Your study. Our expertise.

Customized data analysis for your study, with our expertise and commitment for quality.

MIAC at ECTRIMS 2018

Tim Sinnecker presented his research on central vein signs at the annual ECTRIMS congress in Berlin and was selected as one of the congress highlights. Go to the interview.

MRI Academy

In 2019, we will again organize our well-established MRI Academy. Contact us for more information on this highly specialized and interactive training course for clinicians in neurology and radiology.

About Us

Since 1995, MIAC has been committed to deliver fully-personalized data analysis for pharmaceutical and academic research.

Advanced image analysis technologies and high impact scientific outcomes for your international trial with our expertise and commitment for personalized customer service.

Tailor-made data analysis pipelines in Swiss quality standards ensure custom metrics and transparent gapless data safety for your imaging study.

The Medical Image Analysis Center (MIAC) is a clinical research organisation supporting international trials with advanced image acquisition and analysis technologies. As an academic corporation that was founded at the Basel University Hospital in 1995, MIAC today is tightly embedded in a national and international institutions and research network, driving the translation of novel imaging and post-processing modalities from development to application in clinical trials.


A highly specialized team of board-certified neuro-/radiologists, physicists, biomedical engineers, IT specialists, technicians and clinicians deliver tailor-made image data analysis services and international trial support to the leaders of the pharmaceutical industry.


All MIAC services follow the high standards of Swiss quality and comply with the requirements of FDA – 21 CFR Part 11 & ICH – Good Clinical Practices.

Services

MIAC provides an extensive suite of services to successfully plan, organize, and lead your international trial.

MIAC is your certified partner and reference center for phase II, III and IV trials and has been analyzing international key studies for more than two decades, establishing a well-cited track record with scientific and commercial partners.

Project Planning

Study Hosting

Image Analysis

Output & Performance

Project Planning

Our in-house specialists of board-certified neuro-/radiologists, experienced MR physicists, MR technicians and image analysis experts provide an extensive support in planning and setting-up your study, identifying the most relevant outcome biomarker(s) and designing state of the art analysis pipelines that include all necessary validation and quality assurance steps.

Study Hosting

At MIAC, we benefit from over 25 years experience in designing and conducting imaging protocols in scientific and clinical trials, from small pilot projects to large world-wide phase III trials on all continents. We provide 24/7 support for every aspect of your study, from site selection, technical assistance to quality assurance, 365 days a year. Our long-term expertise and know-how in data management allows us to assist you to safely collect, manage and store your data in a secured environment easily accessible via our study specific web portals.

Image Analysis

We offer standard and custom analyses for every kind of medical image data (i.e. MRI, CT, PET, OCT) including advanced / future modalities (i.e. ultralow and ultrahigh field MRI, MR fingerprinting, MR elastography). Our extensive library of studies, validated workflows and data management pipelines ensure quantitative, structural and functional image analyses in highest quality and reliability. In addition to routine quantification algorithms, we aim to provide tailored in-house solutions for every imaging aspect of your specific study.

Output & Performance

Our webportal enables you to monitor your study progress in real-time, providing you with a comprehensive overview and full control of the study process. Our experienced staff of scientists, neuro-/radiologists, MR physicists and image analysis experts gladly assist you in achieving an optimal trial outcome. We personally support each participating site world-wide during the trial, contribute to scientific and statistical analyses, and provide personal guidance for the interpretation and summary of study results aiming at high impact publications.

Research

We are dedicated to research. Current activities comprise advanced quantitative measures, ultralow and –high field MRI, new contrasts and automated post-processing procedures in MRI and OCT.

MIAC covers a wide range of research activities in the field of medical imaging. Our in-house research unit is embedded in a national and international research network driving translation of novel imaging and post-processing modalities from development to application in clinical trials.

 

We will present more of our research work soon ...

 

Jobs

Join our team.

Are you interested in joining us and contributing to our team success? We are looking forward to receiving your application and to getting to know you soon. Please send your full application including your CV, Motivation Letter, References to our HR department.

Working at MIAC

Scientific Data Analyst

(Neuro-) Radiologist

Working at MIAC

We are currently looking to appoint a Scientific Data Analyst (m / f) to lead our big data management and a Radiologist / Neuroradiologist (m / f) on a permanent basis. Please hover of the job title below to find more information.

Scientific Data Analyst

What this role implies:

  • Propose, develop and validate new approaches using cutting-edge methods as well as optimize and customize pre-existing tools for basic and advanced MRI data processing
  • Setting up procedures to analyze data (e.g. phase III clinical trials in Multiple Sclerosis), coordinate and perform quality assessment to ensure high quality and reliable results in cooperation with various teams
  • Design, conduct and publish projects to provide support to processes applied
  • Cooperate with our customers in the pharmaceutical industry and present analyses performed and related results; consult statistical teams to provide background and insights to their analysis
  • Supervise PhD students
  • Consult other team members and external collaborators on image processing and data science topics

Who you are:

  • Master´s or PhD degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, psychics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology or related field
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or clinical environment of advantage
  • Proficient with multiple neuroimaging analysis platforms (e.g. HCP Pipeline, FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL AFNI, GIFT)
  • Strong programing skills and comfort with diverse computing environments (e.g. MatLab, Python, UNIX / BASH languages
  • Strong background in statistics and statistical software scripting (e.g. R, Python)
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to work under pressure and flexible in adapting to changing priorities
  • Diligent and tenacious work approach
  • Residence in Basel of advantage

What we offer:

  • Location Basel, Switzerland
  • Working time 100 % (flexible working hours)
  • Contract Permanent 
  • Job Level Individual Contributor
  • Job Type Regular Employee

(Neuro-) Radiologist

What this role implies:

  • Medical safety reading, incidental finding reporting, medical responsibility of clinical trial analyses, final data review and supervision of a highly experienced analysis team
  • Execution of international research projects
  • Quality control
  • Final and medical review 
  • Teaching and instruction of the study team in data analyses and post-processing routines and (neuro-) radiological differential diagnoses
  • Collaboration in various scientific projects

Who you are:

  • Board Certified radiologist or neuroradiologist
  • Neuroanatomical knowledge
  • Experience in the radiological conduct and evaluation of phase II-IV clinical trials (MRI, CT, (PET)), with focus on neuroradiology (dementia, MS, stroke, oncology) and visceral and musculo-skeletal radiology)
  • Situational awareness, diplomacy, analytical and innovation skills, proactive thinking, leading skills, team- & bridge-building skills, fluent communication skills in English, German of advantage

What we offer:

  • Location Basel, Switzerland
  • Working time 50 - 100 % (flexible working hours)
  • Contract Permanent 
  • Job Level Individual Contributor
  • Job Type Regular Employee