Lund University, Faculty of Science, division of 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 department of Medical Radiation Physics is engaged in research and education in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and its use mainly in medical applications. The major areas are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiation therapy, X-ray physics, and nuclear medicine.

The MR physics research group (, situated in the expanding Öresund region in southern Sweden, 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, cortical activation/fMRI and flow. Emerging areas in the group encompass high field-studies using CEST, quantitative MRI in the brain and in the musculoskeletal system, and MRI at low field strengths.

We are looking for a project assistant to work on low field MRI.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) used in clinical practice typically utilize superconducting magnets with a field strength between 1.5 and 3 Tesla, which makes them large, and expensive to install and operate. Developments in low-field MRI technology over the last years have now made it possible to produce clinically useful images with very low field strength (<100 mT). The low field strength reduces the price tag, which can increase accessibility worldwide, but it also makes it easier to install these systems in hospitals and smaller healthcare clinics.

The MR physics group at Lund University is part of research consortium focused on developing novel methods for studying the developing brain using low-field MRI. Our primary focus in Lund is to investigate imaging biomarkers for myelin with methods such as T1/T2 relaxometry, magnetization transfer, and diffusion. The MR physics group in Lund is one of the first in Europe to get access to the portable, low-field (64 mT) MR system from Hyperfine. In this position you will get the opportunity to be part of an international project that is pushing the envelope on developing new methods for low-field MRI.

Job Assignment
The main assignment is to perform methods development, data collection and image analysis of MRI data collected a low field MRI system (the Hyperfine Swoop). Analysis tasks will include both image reconstruction and quantitative analysis such as relaxometry measurements. Part of the assignment will be to adapt existing analysis tools to the low-field data, both in terms of data format and the unique physics of low-field MRI. You will be working with a local team of MRI-physicists and radiologists, as well as with the global consortium.


To be eligible you need a bachelor’s degree in medical radiation physics, engineering physics, biomedical engineering, computer science, or equivalent. Good oral and written proficiency in English is a qualification requirement.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Experience in image analysis
  • Good knowledge of MR physics
  • Very good knowledge programming in python or MATLAB
  • Ability to cooperate with colleagues

Further information
The position is a fixed-term employment for 6 months of 100 percent with a starting date of 2023-02-01.

The application is to be made online. An incomplete application will not be processed.

The application must contain:

  1. CV
  2. A copy of the 30-credit master's degree thesis project (or equivalent)
  3. Copies of certificates and documents that the applicant wishes to claim.
Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3588
  • Emil Ljungberg, postdoktor,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 14.Nov.2022
Last application date 07.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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