Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

This is a rare opportunity to join collaborative research at the intersection of radiology, computer science and bioinformatics. We lead the way for how AI can be integrated with radiological images and clinical data to benefit women in breast cancer screening and treatment. You will be based in the radiology team and manage images and clinical data, working closely with collaborators in computer science who develop new AI algorithms.

Division and duties

We seek a curious-minded postdoc who thrives in a data-rich environment, and who enjoy working with radiology images. You will help to manage our dataset consisting of millions of mammograms and thousands of MRI exams. You will be involved in international collaborations with clinical and machine learning researchers. Depending on your background, in radiology or image analysis, your mission will be tailored to fit your competence and our research needs.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Necessary qualifications:

  • You should either have:
    • o A first/second cycle university education in engineering or computer science and a PhD in image analysis with a focus on clinical applications
    • o A first/second cycle university education as Medical Doctor, with experience from radiology research and strong computer skills
  • Having published as first author, at least two peer-reviewed original research articles in a journal with an impact factor of 5 or higher, which should be relevant to the post doc position
  • Knowledge and experience of Linux operating system
  • Knowledge and experience in python programming
  • Knowledge of statistical methods
  • Demonstrate fluency in the English language in oral and written communication
  • Good collaborative skills helping to build a friendly and welcoming workplace

Merits of additional value:

  • Knowledge and experience in breast cancer research or care
  • Knowledge and experience in breast imaging
  • Experience of data sharing and knowledge of GDPR
  • Experiences of any kind showing that you are diligent, hard-working, and can think outside of the box

Research team Fredrik Strand

Location: The affiliation is with the Department of Oncology-Pathology in professor Jonas Bergh’s research group. The work place in the Fredrik Strand research team is located at the Breast Imaging unit at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

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

First day of employment August 23 (with some flexibility)
Salary Monthly
Reference number STÖD 2-2807/2021
  • Fredrik Strand,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84
Published 08.Jun.2021
Last application date 30.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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