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PhD student or Post Doc researcher in microwave based trauma diagnostics – Chalmers University, Jul 2022


Chalmers University invites applications for a Post Doc or Ph.D. student to research a microwave based system for detection of head, chest and abdomen trauma, at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Sweden – Jul 2022

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General Info

Position: Post Doc or Ph.D. position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3-4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Electrical Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Applicants for a PhD position should have, or expect to receive, a MSc degree or equivalent corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in electrical engineering, applied physics or biomedical engineering.

Applicants for a Post Doc position need to have a PhD degree within the topic microwave technology for medical applications. The PhD degree must be awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).

Besides good subject knowledge, emphasis will be on creative thinking, motivation, ability to cooperate and initiative to work independently. Excellent communication skills in writing and fluency in English are required.

If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

We consider it meritorious if the applicant has a background in electronics, electromagnetics, microwave imaging, machine learning and classification and a strong interest for biomedical applications.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The goal is to develop a portable, robust and lightweight system suitable for military use in the field. The project will include both numerical simulatations and prototype systems design and testing.

Project description

Microwave technology has the potential to improve health care in several areas and the research group's is developing methods and systems for medical diagnostics and treatment. Application areas include stroke and trauma diagnostics, breast cancer detection and microwave hyperthermia treatment of cancer tumors. The research focus is on signal processing methods, antenna systems design and design of measurement hardware. Construction of prototype systems suitable for clinical tests is a key goal in all projects.

The project is to research a system for detection of head, chest and abdomen trauma and includes:- Numerical modeling and simulations- Prototype design- Evaluation of prototype in lab settings.

The positions are within the Department of Electrical Engineering, where we conduct internationally renowned research in biomedical engineering, antenna systems, signal processing, image analysis, automatic control, automation, mechatronics, and communication systems. We offer a dynamic and international research environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society. The department provides more than 70 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs ”Biomedical Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics”, and ”Communication Engineering”.

Major responsibilities

Your main responsibility is to conduct research within your project in collaboration with researchers in the group.As a PhD student you are expected to participate in teaching up to 20 % of full time on undergraduate or master's level.As a Post Doc teaching may be included in the position.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20220292

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220292 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

  •  CV
  • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
  • If you are applying for the Post Doc position, please include previous teaching, pedagogical experiences and a complete list of publications.
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)1-3 pages where you:

  •  Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

  •  Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
  • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

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Contract terms

Both the Post Doc and PhD student positions are full time employment with competitive monthly salary and full social benefits. The PhD student position is limited to a maximum of four years plus teaching, i.e. up to maximum five years. The Post Doc positions is limited to a maximum of three years, with possible extension one year, depending on the financial situation.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Contact details

For questions, please contact:Associate professor Andreas Fhager, Biomedical [email protected] Mikael Persson, Biomedical [email protected]

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