PhD Position in University of Gothenburg Sweden

Doctoral student Position in Medical Science – Clinical brain tumor research at Uni of Gothenburg, Sweden 2022


Doctoral student Position in Image analysis and machine learning in patients with brain tumors is available for master’s degree candidates in Medical Science at the – Clinical brain tumor research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2022


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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Clinical Neuroscience

University of Gothenburg, Sweden


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Qualification Details

Education at third-cycle level requires general eligibility and specific eligibility as set out in the general syllabus for the subject.

The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:    1. having completed a degree at second-cycle level, or2. the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or  3. the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.   Specific entry requirements for this subject, according to the general syllabus, are: having completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies.

Assessment criteria 

The selection of applicants who are considered to have the ability required to benefit from the study programme and who meet the general and specific eligibility requirements are assessed based on the following documented qualifications:- specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields- experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology- scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Documented experience from radiological imaging analyses and the field of machine learning is a merit.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The PhD education in Medical Science comprises carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see

Project: Brain tumors often grow at slow to subacute speed, in contrast to acute conditions such as stroke, and in the process induce plasticity. A lesion-based study of brain tumors, linked with rich clinical data (e.g. neuropsychology), will allow deeper understanding of brain functions and identify regions where plasticity more easily occurs. Tumor segmentations using an atlas approach with rich clinical data is the foundation of lesion-based studies. Tumor segmentations are also the fundament for studies within the field of radiomics. Such methods have discovered novel features and patterns in patients with glioma. Finally, using segmentations and core clinical data we want to include all relevant data in a single report, as a cognitive support tool. The project requires that the applicant masters the Swedish language in speech and writing since the data collection is done in Swedish and to enable contact with patients.

Education at third-cycle level comprises four years of full-time study, and leads to a doctoral degree.

As part of your employment as a doctoral student, you may have departmental duties corresponding to up to 20 % of full-time employment, distributed throughout your study period. Departmental duties usually consist of teaching at first- and second-cycle levels, but may also include research and administration.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/655

Application Procedure

You can apply to be admitted for education at third-cycle level via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, make sure that you attach a diploma and full transcripts that makes assessing your degree easier

If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

For information on what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement see

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience is located in the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The department conducts research in neurology, neurosurgery, clinical neurophysiology, ophthalmology, rehabilitation medicine and experimental neuroscience in close collaboration with the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The department is responsible for courses in the educational programs for prospective physicians, biomedical analysts, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech therapists. We also carry out commissioned educational programs in collaboration with the Department of Neurology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. There are around twenty research groups at the department.

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university's doctoral student pages:

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Once you have been admitted for education at third-cycle level, you will be employed as a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg. The provisions for employment as a doctoral student can be found in ordinance SFS 1993:100. Initial employment as a doctoral student may apply for a maximum of one year, and may be renewed by a maximum of two years at a time. A doctoral student may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but the total period of employment may not be longer than the equivalent of full-time education at third-cycle level for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.    


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations. Salaries are set individually at the University. In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed. In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Contact details

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, Asgeir Jaakola, Associate Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology,e-mail: [email protected]  

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