Postdoctor In Image Analysis

Göteborg University
February 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A

The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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 Neurochemistry. The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. At the Department neurochemical research is focused on identifying and studying pathophysiology and pathologies in neurodegenerative diseases. We offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment.

Subject area

Neuroimaging, machine learning and neuroimage analysis.

Subject area description

The main focus for this position will be clinical research studies employing new and established positron emission tomography (PET) ligands in the study of brain aging, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders. All projects are part of local, national and international collaborations involving a highly interdisciplinary team of world-leading researchers. The work environment further features state-of the-art PET/MRI imaging facilities as well as access to preclinical facilities.

Job assignments

The postdoctoral researcher will work on projects focused on methodology for ligand-specific PET and MRI data processing, extraction and quantification of pathologic information from the imaging data, and studying this information in relation to clinical outcomes, genetics, and other imaging and fluid-based biomarkers. The post holder will have ample opportunities to work with existing PET and other phenotyping data from large-scale observational cohort studies of aging and neurodegenerative disease, as well as from ongoing dedicated studies in the lab that employ novel PET techniques in select patient populations.

The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research projects and to actively engage in writing and publishing scientific articles, present the research at international conferences, and apply for extramural research grants. The post holder will be provided funds to attend scientific meetings and to spend parts of the postdoctoral period at collaborating laboratories.


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 Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Neuroscience or similar.


Basic requirements include strong coding skills (Python/Matlab/R/Bash etc.), good written and spoken English. Good understanding of medical imaging modalities and experiences in the field of neurodegenerative disorders are meriting. We place strong emphasis on collaborative skills and want to make sure the successful candidate will be contributing, proactive, and productive member of our group, great emphasis will thus be placed on personal qualities and 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.

Contact information

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor Michael Schöll, phone: +46 705 72 74 71, e-mail: [email protected]

Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Henrik Zetterberg, phone: +46 768 672 647, e-mail: [email protected]

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.


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: 2024-02-22

Information for International Applicants Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https: // www. https: // www.

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 be destroyed.

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.

From this employer

Recent blogs

Recent news