Postdoctoral Researcher in MR Engineering

Stockholm, Sweden
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council.
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The successful candidate will be working in Stefan Skare´s research group ( The group is closely linked to the Department of Neuroradiology at Karolinska University Hospital, and consists of six MR physicists. The research group develops advanced image acquisition and reconstruction methods for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The research group works on a variety of software applications for Neuro MR, most of which are used for clinical practice at the hospital. One of the focus areas include prospective motion correction of the patient's head during MR acquisition, aiming for diagnostic MR image of high quality even though the patient cannot remain still during the data acquisition. The end goals include reduced use of anesthesia for pediatric patients, fewer re-takes and better images that increase confidence the diagnosis. Prospective motion correction for MRI can be done with both "MR navigators" and external hardware devices, and to date Skare's research group has been working on the former. To open up for more motion robust MRI acquisition techniques, the group would like to add competence for external hardware motion tracking systems that can be combined with their pulse sequence portfolio.


This position is a fixed-term employment of 12 months, with the possibility for extension. The successful candidate should develop a hardware device suitable for motion tracking of the patient's head in real time during MR acquisition. This will involve hardware development, but also software integration with the pulse sequences that the group use and develop. The research and development should also lead to technical scientific papers related to the work on motion correction for MRI.

Entry requirements

The application should have a civil engineering background or similar, with good knowledge about electronics and MR physics. The applicant must have a PhD degree in a field closely related to MRI, preferably within the theme of motion correction. Sufficient knowledge in C/python/Matlab programming, MR image reconstruction, linux is required. The applicant needs to be able to collaborate well, not only with the MR physics research group, but also with the MR staff and radiologist at the department.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment June 2019
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5500/2018

  • Elin Hammergård, HR administrator,
  • Stefan Skare, Research team leader,

Union representative

  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,

Published 12.Oct.2018
Last application date 31.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET