Postdoctoral position in Medical Image Analysis
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.
This postdoctoral position is part of a multi-disciplinary research collaboration between the Centre for Image Analysis at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction, Dept. of Information Technology, and the Section of Radiology, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University. Our research focus is on digital image processing, image analysis, and human-computer interaction with applications to medicine.
The Centre for Image Analysis has a long tradition of theoretical and applied research and graduate education in computerized image analysis and scientific visualization. The focus is not only on image processing as such, but also on developing better methods, algorithms and systems for applications primarily in microscopy, medical imaging, and text recognition. More info: http://www.cb.uu.se/.
The Department of Information Technology provides education and research of the highest international quality. The department educates roughly 4,000 students each year, and houses about 30 research teams. The strong research focus impacts and provides an excellent foundation for undergraduate education in the department. The department is building on activities in IT that have been carried on at Uppsala University since the mid 1960s. More info: http://www.it.uu.se/.
Research Project: Many brain injuries and diseases can damage brain cells, which can lead to loss of nerve cells and, secondarily, loss of brain volume. Even slight loss of nerve cells can give severe neurological and cognitive symptoms. The increasing resolution in magnetic resonance (MR) neuroimaging allows detection and quantification of very small volume changes. Due to the enormous amount of information in a typical MR brain volume scan, interactive tools for computer aided analysis are essential for subtle change detection.
This project will, in close collaboration with neuroradiologists at the Akademiska Hospital, implement and develop interactive techniques and methods for detection and quantification in neuroradiology image processing of MR image data. The methods will be implemented in available software packages as parts of a neuroradiology image processing toolbox.
Duties: The position is focused on research but may include a limited amount of teaching, and institutional duties.
Appointment period: The position is for two years, with starting date as soon as possible.
Qualifications: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral researcher, the applicant must hold a doctor’s degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate. To be eligible for a postdoctoral position the applicant must have a PhD degree by the application deadline and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, for example, periods of sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period.
Assessment Criteria/Ranking: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research expertise. Documented experience in Computerized Image Processing, Computer Science or related areas, preferably with a background in medical image processing and programming, is of particular importance. Experience in user interface development is meritorious. Personal qualities such as dedication, motivation, initiative and independence are valuable. Fluency in spoken and written English is required, and Swedish is meritorious.
In the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.
How to apply: The application should include a personal statement where the applicant presents a biography including a motivation why he or she is interested in joining our project, relevant qualifications and research interests. The application should also contain a list of credentials (CV), copies of relevant certificates and grades, a list of publications and other relevant documents (for example, a list of reference persons).
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position, please, contact
Docent Robin Strand, Robin.Strand@it.uu.se.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 9 March, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/446.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Stefan Djurström, Seko
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/446
Last application date: 2017-03-09