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At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy,
we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas.
The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience,
Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and
This postdoctoral position is situated at the Department of Clinical
Neuroscience, within ”The Clinical brain tumor research group”. The work will
be in the interface between clinical research and analyses of medical images.
Clinical brain tumor research
Subject area description
Clinical brain tumor research sheds light on various issues concerning the
diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with brain tumors. The purpose of
the research is to improve treatment options and prognosis for patients while
maintaining or improving quality of life.
Within the research group we have had focus on research in the interface of
clinical data and radiological exams. In this postdoctoral position it is
expected to do research projects that includes both. It is likely that this
also includes collaborative research together with one or more partners in of
our research network. The work itself will focus on imaging analysis, with
special emphasis on brain MRI. We intend to apply atlas-based methods linking
patient specific imaging data, neuroscience and rich clinical data.
It is expected that the postdoctor will run own project within the research
group, but also contribute in other projects and in the supervision of
students. Since the postdoctor is expected to collaborate in several projects,
and with external partners, there will be some administrative tasks concerning
data management and GDPR.
The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4
of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for
Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.
To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have
a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed
to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be
met before the employment decision is made.
In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than
three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered.
Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end
of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if
special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to
illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations,
service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as
clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.
To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher for this position the applicant should
hold a PhD in medical sciences or in applied medical technology.
Even though we target junior researchers, the current position has a high
demand on research independence. Therefore, it is a merit if the applicant has
documented research activity after the PhD, and preferably in topics unrelated
to the PhD. It is also a merit with considerable experience in medical image
analyses, and especially with experience with analyses of brain MRIs.
A requirement for the employment is that the applicant is fluent in the
Swedish language because the data collection is in Swedish and to enable
communication with patients.
The applicant should be structured and have the ability to take initiative, be
able to work independently and at the same time be a team player. Great
emphasis will be placed in personal suitability.
The employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years, 100% of full-time, and is
placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon
as possible or as agreed.
If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Adjunct
Professor Asgeir Jakola, phone: +46 31 342 97 41, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager in charge is Professor/Assistant Head of Department Anja Smits, phone:
+46 31 342 39 63 / +46 722 41 02 33, e-mail: email@example.com
Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.
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Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal
by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the
application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University
receives it by the final application deadline.
Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.
Applications must be received by: 2022-06-03
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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal
conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.
Salaries are set individually at the University.
In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the
University must archive application documents for two years after the
appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they
will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will
In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment
channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors,
recruitment and staffing companies.