Postdoctoral Researcher in Medical Radiation Physics

Lund University Division of Medical Radiation Physics

Postdoctoral researcher in Medical Radiation Physics/MRI

Lunds universitet, Institutionen för translationell medicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Translational Medicine is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We conduct basic science in a laboratory setting, point-of-care and clinical research as well as carry out epidemiological studies.

About the research group

Department of Medical radiation physics, Malmö have interdisciplinary research projects related to radiation physics for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The research includes health care applications of ionizing and non-ionized radiation (including MRI). Professor Lars E. Olsson is heading the department, which is located at Diagnostic Centre in Malmö, place of employment. However, this particular post-doc will work on the hospitals both in Malmö and Lund (Radiation oncology). You can read about our research via the following link: https://www.msf-malmo.lu.se/

We aim to create a good work environment based on respect and consideration in our relation to each other. We strive to create an environment that promotes development and is stimulating to all employees.

We are now looking for a Postdoctoral researcher in Medical radiation physics. The employment is a full-time, fixed-term position, limited to two years. Preliminary starting date is 1st of February 2022 or according to agreement.

Work duties

The first duty will be to develop a MRI-methods which enable generation of synthetic CT images with artificial intelligence from MR images of patients with metallic hip implant using GE MR-scanner 3.0 T. The project includes optimization of MR-protocol, modification/programming of pulse sequences for reduction of image artifacts from the implants. The other major duty, which may be performed on 7T, will be development of functional MRI-methods for tumour characterization, e.g. hypoxia. The research will be designed as studies to be published in peer-reviewed papers.. The duties might include supervision of students at different levels, teaching and projects to develop the activities of the research group. Other tasks may also occur.

Qualifications

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. These circumstances refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical work, positions of trust within trade union organizations or other similar circumstances.

For appointment to a post-doctoral position, the ability to develop and conduct high quality research and also teaching skills will be evaluated as part of the assessment criteria.

  • The assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

The following are also required for the position:

  • PhD for medical radiation physics or another relevant field
  • Very good knowledge in MRI-physics
  • Excellent skills in English speech and writing.

Special emphasis will be placed on certain personal qualities. we are looking for you who have a good ability to cooperate and initiative. The following are considered to be a merit:

  • Experience of quantitative MRI-methods, advanced image analysis and programming (e.g. Matlab, Pyhon)
  • Experience of supervising students at different levels
  • Licence to practice medical physics.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions for your application

The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the desired qualifications, a CV and diploma.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1st of February 2022 or according to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/3385
Contact
Lars E Olsson, professor, forskargruppschef, +46721998319
Linnea Gard, personalsamordnare, +4640391071
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 27.Oct.2021
Last application date 05.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET