Postdoctoral fellow in Medical Radiation Physics (PA2022/2383)

Updated: 7 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Aug 2022

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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The MR physics research group (, is active in the field of medical magnetic resonance, and has its primary focus on development of new techniques for assessment of functional information related to perfusion, diffusion, brain activation and flow.

Work assignments
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work within the MR physics group on the development of prostate cancer diagnostics and treatment monitoring in both the clinical and pre-clinical environment. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work interdisciplinary (i.e., in collaboration with researchers, doctors and international partners) and independently (i.e., through self-initiative, structuring and planning of original research). The MR physics group has a large international collaborative network, which means that travel for planning and execution of various future collaborative projects will be encouraged. Teaching and supervision at the advanced and postgraduate level can be included depending on departmental needs.


  • PhD in magnetic resonance imaging, medical radiation physics or equivalent.
  • MSc or BSc in physics or equivalent.


  • Documented good knowledge of MR physics
  • Documented research in diffusion MRI
  • Documented research in super-resolution image reconstruction
  • Documented ability of pulse sequence programming (preference for Siemens and Bruker)
  • Experience with diffusion-relaxation-correlation MRI
  • Hands-on experience with clinical and pre-clinical MRI scanners
  • Experience with executing clinical and pre-clinical studies, including data management and analysis
  • Documented experience in writing scientific articles in international journals (first and last author)
  • Documented knowledge of programming in MATLAB and C++
  • Fluent in English, written & spoken
  • Previous international experience (doctoral or post-doctoral level)

Qualification requirements
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.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position focused primarily on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will be based primarily on their research qualifications and potential as independent researchers.Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive, and independence.

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 1, February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and contain:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications, patents, and published software.
  • Overview of publication statistics and citation record (max 1 page).
  • Cover letter with a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages in total).
  • Contact information of at least two references.
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, grades for the PhD, MSc, and BA studies, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

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