PhD Student in Medical Sciences, focus on imaging and image analysis

Updated: 8 months ago

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Medical and Health Sciences conducts teaching and research across a wide range of medical disciplines and is noted for its interdisciplinary profile. The aim of the department’s operations is to provide relevant training against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving healthcare sector and a society in constant flux.

Hereby advertises a position as
PhD student in Health Sciences, cardiovascular imaging and image analysis
formally based at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Description of thesis project ”Advanced quantitative imaging and image analysis for improved risk-assessment in vascular disease”
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a versatile technique that permits quantification and visualization of blood flow in the heart and greater vessels. The cardiovascular MRI research group at Linköping University is world leading in this area. 

Clinical assessment of vascular diseases such as constrictions and widenings (aneurysms) are currently largely based on measurements of the vessel diameter. In this project, we use MRI to acquire multidimensional information about blood flow and develop analysis methods that makes it possible to take much more than the vessel diameter into account when assessing vascular disease. The methods we develop are applied in selected patient groups with for example constrictions in the carotid arteries or aneurysms in the aorta. 

Consequently, the PhD thesis project involves development of imaging and/or image analysis methods to assess the interrelationship between abnormal blood flow and vascular diseases such as constrictions or aneurysms. Depending on the candidate’s profile, the thesis work can focus on development of MRI methods, fluid dynamics, image processing and/or image analysis. 

The thesis work will be conducted in the multi-disciplinary research group for cardiovascular MRI ( ) at the Center for medical image science and visualization (CMIV).

The project will be conducted at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences.

The applicant should have a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or similar. Good communication skills in verbal and written English are required, as is the capacity to collaborate and work independently in collaborative projects. Good communication skills in Swedish are considered a merit. The applicant should have good skills in computer programming, especially in Matlab or similar. Experience in work involving MRI and or fluid dynamics, especially when directed at cardiovascular applications, is considered a merit. The applicant should be highly motivated to undergo PhD studies.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies. Read more here

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest December 9th 2019.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Main Supervisor: Docent Petter Dyverfeldt

Professor responsible for the research discipline: Professor Carl-Johan Carlhäll

Other information: January 1st 2020 will this PhD position be moved to the Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, supervisor and responsible for the research discipline will still be the same.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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