Academic Jobs

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway - Logo

Senior Engineer position Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience – NTNU

Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Apply Before the Deadline

Apply Now

The MR Core facility at NTNU, Trondheim is offering a full-time (100%) 2.5-year position with possibility for extension for a senior engineer in preclinical imaging, Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB), Norway

Support us by Sharing!

Scroll Down for Content

General Info

Position: Senior Engineer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2.5 Years
Salary: 524 900 NOK/Year

Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Scroll Down for Content

Qualification Details

  • M.Sc. in physics, biophysics, biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, neuroscience or other relevant field.
  • Documented experience with preclinical imaging.
  • FELASA licence for preclinical research in vivo (or equivalent).
  • Good written and oral English language skills.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience with MR imaging and spectroscopy.
  • Experience with PET imaging and handling PET tracers.
  • PhD or extensive research experience in preclinical imaging.
  • Experience with preclinical PET imaging.
  • Experience with Bruker ParaVision software.
  • Experience in designing research protocols and implementation of sequences for MRI and/or PET research.
  • Experience with image post-processing and analysis, including quantitative MRI analysis (e.g. ADC maps, DCE MRI, T1 and T2 mapping, MR spectroscopy etc.) and quantitative PET analysis.
  • Experience with working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Good written and oral Norwegian language skills.

Personal characteristics

  • Motivated
  • Team player
  • Solution oriented
  • Service minded
  • Creative with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to share knowledge and competence
  • Resourceful

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Stimulating research activity on the preclinical MRI-PET instrument.
  • Planning and optimising imaging strategies according to user needs.
  • Training and supporting users on preclinical imaging equipment.
  • Helping users with choice of data analysis methods.
  • Maintaining lab instruments.
  • Working as part of our team to ensure smooth running of the lab (e.g. maintenance of equipment, health and safety routines in the lab).

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: -
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

Scroll Down for Content

Documents Required

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • name and adress of three references
  • motivation letter

About the Project

The MR Core Facility offers state of the art preclinical in vivo imaging facilities. Instrumentation includes a Bruker 7 T Biospec equipped with cryocoil, X-nuclei coils, and PET insert for simultaneous MRI & PET acquisitions; whole body optical imaging system (IVIS), and a small animal ultrasound imaging system with photoacoustics (VEVO Lazer-X). In addition to the preclinical in vivo imaging opportunities, we have a clinical 3 T Siemens Skyra, two high resolution Bruker 600 MHz Spectrometers, which are predominantly used for HR-MAS and biofluid analysis, as well as a MALDI system (Bruker Rapiflex) for metabolic imaging and GCMS equipment for metabolic analysis. Interest and expertise in these metabolic imaging technologies would be an advantage, but not a requirement for the candidate.

NTNU is a leading centre for technology and research within Norway, and the MR Core aims to provide excellent services for our customers. The preclinical imaging facility is part of the Norwegian Molecular Imaging Infrastructure (NORMOLIM) which is a national research infrastructure and a node in Euro-BioImaging ERIC, providing preclinical imaging services for national and international researchers. As a member of MR Core you will have the opportunity to work alongside researchers from a multitude of fields, including cancerneuroscienceultrasoundexercise and health as well as corporate customers from SINTEF and from outside of the health sciences. A key task in this role will be to adapt imaging strategies to best suit the needs of the customer, develop and advertise new techniques and sequences to attract new customers, and to provide support throughout experiments and data analysis. You will also have the opportunity to attend and present research results at international conferences.

The main responsibilities of the position are training and assisting users on our Bruker 7 T Biospec small animal MR system, helping users with study design, planning and analysis of imaging experiments, maintaining the lab and instruments, and carrying out QA-routines on the systems. We seek a motivated applicant who will bring expertise to our team, drive research, and actively seek to increase preclinical lab activity.

About the Department

The Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB) has 260 employees, and its research units are at the Cardiothoracic Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital, integrated with collaborating clinical divisions. The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB) includes anaesthesiology, radiology, radiography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and biomedical engineering.

The department is also responsible for the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), the Medical Simulation Centre and the MR Centre. More information about the department is available at

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Note or Other details

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of senior engineer code 1181 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 524 900 - NOK 650 300 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Scroll Down for Content

Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Senior Engineer Deborah Hill, telephone +47 45188628, email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Advisor Sissel Sollien, e-mail:

Advertisement Details:

Other Vacancies from this field ,

Scroll Down for Content

Support us by Sharing!