Research Engineer in Physics of Medical Imaging

Royal lnstitute of Technology

Sweden

October 11, 2022

Description

Job description

The Physics of Medical Imaging division at the Department of Physics, KTH, is one of the leading research groups in the world within the field of photon- counting spectral x-ray computed tomography, an emerging technology which will be the next major advance in medical x-ray imaging. As a research engineer, you will be doing research into deep-learning-based noise reduction methods for photon-counting x-ray CT, with particular focus on networks with tunable parameters. Tasks include training and evaluating neural networks using experimental data from a prototype photon-counting CT scanner and writing research articles. This project is carried out in close collaboration with industry and provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the research front in medical x-ray imaging.

This position may be of interest to persons interested in continuing doing research within this area in the future.

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • The opportunity to do cutting-edge research in a rapidly evolving research field, with large potential impact on human health
  • Be part of an interdisciplinary team combining both hardware and software development and with close collaboration between academia and industry
  • Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

    Qualifications

    Requirements

  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science or equivalent competence.
  • You are computer literate and have experience with numerical programming (e.g. Matlab or NumPy) for applications in deep learning.
  • You can express yourself well in written and spoken English, since this is required in the daily work activities.
  • We also expect that you have an interest in research and are able to pursue a research project with a high degree of independence. As a person you have strong collaborative abilities, working actively towards the success the team.
  • Preferred qualifications

    It is a strong merit if you have experience in applications of artificial intelligence in medical imaging. It is also commendable if you have an awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

    Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

    Trade union representatives

    You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

    Application

    Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

    The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

    About the employment

    The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to four months, with access according to agreement.

    Other information

    Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values

    For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

    We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

    Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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