Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

Stefan Skare’s research group develops new image acquisition techniques in brain MRI. One key research area involves real-time motion correction of the brain. Another key research focus is ultrafast MRI. The research group consists of seven MR physicists (PhD level) employed by Region Stockholm, KI and the industry. Located at the Dept of Neuroradiology, Karolinska University Hospital, the research and development are conducted in close collaboration with MR radiographers and neuroradiologists.

Your mission

You will work independently with advanced research in the areas between clinical neuroscience, MR physics and biomechanical engineering applied to MRI. You will be part of an MR physics team with a strong connection to clinical brain MRI at the Karolinska University Hospital, why a genuine interest in transforming developed technology and methods in academic and clinical practice is expected. The position is ideal for a person with interest in a future carrier as researcher in clinical neuroscience with a focus on biomedical engineering and MRI.

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited for 6 years with the right to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Eligibility requirements

You must have a PhD in MR physics or biomedical engineering as well as several years of experience in technology development and technical research in MRI. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with experience of and development of their own research line in MRI physics or MRI engineering with applications on the brain

Those eligible for employment as an Assistant Professor are individuals who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position as assistant professor.

Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist. Special grounds refer to illness or parental leave.

Bases of assessment

You should have documented experience in biomemedical engineering and MR physics as well as design for MR applications and real time systems. You should also have a strong interest in clinical neuroscience, thorough experience in programming MRI systems and microcontrollers.

Experience in identifying and addressing problems in MR data by designing relevant experiments is a merit. Prior research and development of motion correction techniques for brain MRI is desirable. So are skills in circuit board design and mechanical 3D designs.

Scientific expertise will be most important when assessing applicants.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience.

Read more about Stefan Skare's research group.


We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest on October 29th 2020. 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system


Particular assessment for promotion to Senior Lecturer

An Assistant Professor employed in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 Section 12a shall be promoted to Senior Lecturer if he or she is eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer in accordance with the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet and is assessed to be suitable for such employment in accordance with the assessment criteria that KI has decided should be applied when being promoted to Senior Lecturer. The assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet that was valid at the time of appointment as Assistant Professor will be applied when applying for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Current assessment criteria is found here. Such promotion results in a permanent position as Senior Lecturer.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4398/2020
  • Stefan Skare,
  • Vendela Breeze, HR, 08-524 832 82
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 15.Oct.2020
Last application date 29.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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