Lund university, Faculty of science, Department of Medical Radiation Physics

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.

The MR physics research group (, is active in the field of medical magnetic resonance, and has its primary focus on development of new techniques for assessment of functional information related to perfusion, diffusion, brain activation and flow.

Work assignments 
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work within the MR physics group on the development of prostate cancer diagnostics and treatment monitoring in both the clinical and pre-clinical environment. We will use advanced diffusion- and relaxation-MRI to investigate the tissue microstructure and generate parameters that can be used as clinical biomarkers. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work interdisciplinary (i.e., in collaboration with researchers, doctors and international partners) and independently (i.e., through self-initiative, structuring and planning of original research). The MR physics group has a large international collaborative network, which means that travel for planning and execution of various future collaborative projects will be encouraged. Teaching and supervision at the advanced and postgraduate level can be included depending on departmental needs.


  • PhD in magnetic resonance imaging, medical radiation physics, or equivalent.
  • MSc or BSc in physics or other subject that is relevant to the project.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English.


  • Research in diffusion MRI
  • Research in super-resolution image reconstruction
  • Documented experience of pulse sequence programming
  • Hands-on experience with clinical and pre-clinical MRI scanners
  • Experience with clinical and pre-clinical studies, including data management and analysis Experience in writing scientific articles in international journals
  • Experience in programming MATLAB and C++
  • Excellent English, written & spoken

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position focused primarily on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will be based primarily on their research qualifications and potential as independent researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive, and independence.

Terms of employment
This is a 100% (full-time) employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 1, February 2022. More information about working hours at Lund university: Working hours

Access as soon as possible according to agreement. 

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and contain:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications, patents, and published software.
  • Overview of publication statistics and citation record (max 1 page).
  • Cover letter with a general description of past research and future research interests (max 3 pages).
  • Contact information of at least two references.
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, grades for the PhD, MSc, and BA studies, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered. 
Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3095
  • Filip Szczepankiewicz, bitr universitetslektor, +4646178543,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 26.Sep.2022
Last application date 30.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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