Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ultrasound and Signal Processing
About the position
Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in signal processing and acoustics
available at the Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis group (DSB),
Section for Machine Learning, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at
the University of Oslo. Starting date as soon as possible.
The DSB research group has six full-time and six adjunct positions. We perform
research over a wide range of applications in image analysis and deep
learning, as well as in digital signal processing/acoustic imaging. There are
about 25 Postdocs and PhD students in the group with financing from a variety
of national and international funding agencies, as well as from industry.
The fellowship period is for three years and is devoted to carrying out
research in acoustic signal processing and image reconstruction.
The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates
with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond
academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research
fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than
one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.
In this postdoctoral position, you will get ample opportunities to develop
your research in acoustic image reconstruction together with us in the DSB
group and our partners.
Your research should primarily be in medical ultrasound, but other acoustic
imaging or array signal processing applications might also be appropriate. The
position is focused on methods and algorithms for enhanced image
reconstruction in acoustic imaging. Examples of thematics are non-linear
effects and tissue characterization, ultrasound elastography, dual-frequency
systems (including SURF), adaptive beamforming and aberration correction,
full-waveform inversion/imaging and coherence-based methods.
Our laboratory and computing facilities will allow to apply and evaluate the
developed algorithms on real recorded data collected by our group and partners
(e.g., ultrasound, sonar, and seismology datasets), as well as on synthetic
datasets generated from wave-propagation simulations. Your work should
integrate with other PhD and Postdoc projects in the group. A motivating
factor for pursuing research in acoustic imaging lays in the fact that
enhanced medical imaging helps to improve health care and diagnostics.
The candidate shall publish research results in international peer-reviewed
journals in collaboration with the DSB group and its research partners.This
position is funded by the Department of Informatics and is placed with the DSB
group with office in the Ole-Johan Dahl Building, close to the
Forskningsparken metro and tramway station in Oslo.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be
among Europe's leading communities for research, education and innovation.
Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and
expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic
We look for a self-driven, motivated, and enthusiastic candidate who can work
efficiently both in teams and individually.
Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in
acoustic imaging, array signal processing, or image reconstruction.
Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing
date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence
are eligible for appointment
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
Experience in acoustic imaging and acoustic signal processing
Proficiency in scientific programming (Python / Matlab / Julia / R /
Strong skills in signal processing and numerical methods
Willingness to be part of a team and to share knowledge and skills
Ability to communicate science
Strong writing skills
The following qualifications are also desirable and will be an advantage in
Experience from image reconstruction and beamforming research, in
particular in acoustics, including ultrasound and sonar
Experience in using the Ultrasound Toolbox (https: // www. ustb.no), or
similar processing frameworks for acoustic image reconstruction
Lab work and using/programming ultrasound scanners. Measurements in water
tanks and positioning systems for acoustic measurements
Experience in non-linear acoustics
Development of tissue characterization methods and noise suppression using
dual/multi-frequency band ultrasound pulse complexes
Experience in research on algorithms – including adaptive array signal
processing – for enhanced image quality in ultrasound, sonar, and beyond
Experience in development of software for acoustic imaging
Experience in simulation of acoustic wave propagation, in particular for
medical ultrasound and sonar
Knowledge of a Scandinavian language
Teaching and supervision experience is an advantage
Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per year depending on qualifications in
position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
Professionally stimulating working environment
Vibrant international academic environment
Postdoctoral development programmes
Oslo's family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for
culture and outdoor activities
How to apply
The application must include:
1) Cover letter (maximum 3 pages) which also includes:
The applicant's relevance in relation to the required and desired qualifications listed in the announcement.
A statement declaring that the candidate's research will be within the fields of the DSB group and the focus of this position.
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
2) Description of your research objectives and ideas – project
description (max 1 page)
3) CV, including:
Education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, reviewer work, and other qualifying activities
Complete publication list and scientific works that shall be considered in the evaluation. The list must clearly state which of these works that has undergone peer-review. Up to five of the most relevant publications shall also be included as separate full-text PDF attachments
An account of the relevance of previous publications in the context of research in the DSB group
4) Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
5) Documentation of English proficiency
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic
recruiting system (please follow the link “Apply for this job”). Foreign
applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading
system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian
language and shall be submitted in PDF format.
Applicants may be called in for an interview.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the
documented, academic qualifications, the project description as well as the
candidate's motivation and personal suitability.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral
fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the
University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova)
information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list,
also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure
rights to research results etc.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the
workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
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About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest rated institution of
research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad
range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research
communities make UiO an important contributor to society.
The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging
to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway's largest
university department for general education and research in Computer Science
and related topics.
The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master
students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department
is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full
time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.
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