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Postdoctoral position in Medical Image Analysis

Uppsala University

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Postdoctoral position

with focus on modeling of soft tissue for computer-assisted surgery planning is part of a multi-disciplinary research collaboration between the Centre for Image Analysis at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction, Dept. of Information Technology, and the Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University. Our research focus is on digital image processing, image analysis, and human-computer interaction with applications to medicine. More info.
The Centre for Image Analysis has a long tradition of theoretical and applied research and graduate education in computerized image analysis and scientific visualization. The focus is not only on image processing as such, but also on developing better methods, algorithms and systems for applications primarily in microscopy, medical imaging, and text recognition. More info.

The Department of Information Technology provides education and research of the highest international quality. The department educates roughly 4,000 students each year, and houses about 30 research teams. The strong research focus impacts and provides an excellent foundation for undergraduate education in the department. The department is building on activities in IT that have been carried on at Uppsala University since the mid 1960s. More info.

Research project

The project is part of a research collaboration with head and neck surgeons and their needs for computer-assisted surgery planning. The focus will be on modeling, segmentation, and visualization of soft tissue in patient-specific volume images. The soft tissue modeling is a complement to the modeling methods of skeletal parts in CT data developed previously. The overall goal is to develop interactive methods that surgeons can use in their clinical research.


The position is focused on research but may include a limited amount (max 5%) of teaching, and institutional (max 5%) duties.

Appointment period

The position can be held for a maximum of two years, with starting date as soon as possible.


To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral researcher, the applicant must hold a doctor’s degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate. To be eligible for a postdoctoral position the applicant must have a PhD degree by the application deadline and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, for example, periods of sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking

The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research expertise. Documented experience in mathematical modeling, computerized image processing, computer graphics, visualization, and medical applications is of particular importance. Experience from virtual reality and 3D user interfaces is meriting.
In the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

How to apply

The application should include a personal statement where the applicant presents a biography including a motivation why he or she is interested in joining our project, relevant qualifications and research interests. The application should also contain a list of credentials (CV), copies of relevant certificates and grades, a list of publications and other relevant documents (for example, a list of reference persons). Please use the following link for application https://uu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:login/jobID:100463 . Only applications submitted via this form are accepted.

Diversity aims

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

For further information about the position, please, contact Professor Ingela Nyström, ingela.nystrom@it.uu.se or Researcher Filip Malmberg, filip.malmberg@it.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 24, 2016, UFV-PA 2016/1077
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time, Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
Town: Uppsala
County: Uppsala län
Country: Sweden
Union representative: Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST 018-471 1997
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/1077
Last application date: 2016-05-24

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