Job position at Norwegian University of Science & Technology. Deadline is on

PhD candidate in MR physics at the Department of Physics

Physical Sciences, Physics, Astronomy

Job summary
The position is affiliated with the MR physics group at the Department of Physics, in close collaboration with the Clinic of Radiology and the Neuro Clinic at St.Olavs Hospital HF. The project will involve collaboration with international partners and will yield opportunities to present research results at international congresses.

The PhD candidate will be part of a new project entitled IMPARK, funded by The Liaison Committee for Education, Research and Innovation in Central Norway. The main goal of IMPARK is to identify novel imaging biomarkers for Parkinson's disease using 7T MRI.

Duties of the position:

  • Optimize methods for automatic brain segmentation of high-resolution anatomical MR images from 7T.
  • Establish methods for voxel-based morphometry and multi-parametric mapping of brain structures particularly involved in progression of PD.
  • Perform analysis of structural and functional connectivity.
  • Develop new methods for quantitative analysis of parameters related to glymphatic function.
  • Engage with other researchers and integrate results from IMPARK with STRATPARK
  • Present results of the project in written and oral form to the international scientific community

Required selection criteria:

  • A university degree (Master of Science or equivalent) in physics, engineering or related discipline. Specialization in medical physics or biomedical engineering is desirable, but not required. Candidates expecting to complete their MSc before September 1, 2023 may also apply.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level.
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education.
  • Programming skills, preferably in Python or Matlab.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The application must include : 

  • CV and certificates
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted.
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Name and contact information of three referees.
  • If you have publications or other relevant research work.

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