Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Translational Medicine

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Research group

Diagnostic radiology, ITM, Malmö conducts research related to clinical imaging. LUCI (Lund University breast Cancer Imaging) is an interdisciplinary research group within the department that conducts research that mainly focuses on innovative imaging modalities, methods in breast cancer diagnostics, with a special focus on screening and artificial intelligence. The department and LUCI are led by Professor Sophia Zackrisson and consist of researchers and technical staff with different education and backgrounds who provide a broad competence in the field. The group is under strong development with many doctoral students and postdocs, in close collaboration with medical radiation physics. We are located at Skåne University Hospital (SUS) in Malmö.

The development of image analysis in the diagnostic field goes from manual review to a more advanced computer analysis and also AI. There is therefore a need to strengthen the group translationally into the technical field with a corresponding technically oriented research position in X-ray diagnostics that can be held by a physicist or engineer with this competence.

We are hereby recruiting a researcher for a permanent position to work full time. The selected candidate is planned to start in mid-August. A probationary period might be applied.

Work duties

As a researcher within the research group, you are responsible for independently leading and participating in clinical and laboratory research projects. Your duties mainly include supervision of doctoral students and other junior researchers, independent writing of articles intended to be published in peer-reviewed journals and planning and conducting research studies, as well as writing applications for research funding. Collaboration with academic and industrial partners occurs to a large extent. Teaching is also included to some extent. Other existing tasks within the research group may also be relevant.

Qualification requirements


  • PhD in medical imaging and master degree in electrical science, computer science or technical physics or another relevant degree such as hospital physicist
  • Research experience in imaging techniques, preferably mammography
  • Very good skills in English in writing and speaking
  • Documented experience of leading high-quality research in the field

Personal characteristics:

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. These are mainly a very good ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, good leadership and project management skills, pedagogical ability and interest, good ability to supervise others, great ability to innovate and ability to think outside the box.

Additional requirements:

  • Experience of planning, leading and conducting patient and clinically related studies
  • Good knowledge of design and implementation of virtual trials
  • Experience in designing and optimizing medical imaging systems, especially for breast imaging
  • Experience of carrying out so-called observer studies
  • Experience of working with phantoms, physical and virtual, especially breast phantoms
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/1288
  • Sophia Zackrisson, research group leader,,, +4640338797
  • Anton Lagerbäck, HR coordinator,, +46 40 39 19 04,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 03.May.2021
Last application date 24.May.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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