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Senior Research Engineer Position in Neuroscience – Umeå University, Sweden, Mar 2022


Umeå University invites applications for a Research Engineer will work within the Small animal research imaging, at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Sweden – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior research engineer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB)

Umeå University (UMU), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be eligibility to apply you must have a Ph.D. within the field of neuroscience. We are looking for a candidate with solid knowledge in neuroscience and/or MRI techniques. An essential requirement is an experience of MRI and PET data analysis. Specifically, the applicant must have expert knowledge and experience in linux shell scripting data management (bash, C, Python), in MRI data analysis suits (FSL, SPM, ANTS), in image coregistration techniques and in handling rodent brain imaging data. Experience in functional and structural MRI data analysis (resting-state fMRI, DWI/tractography) is a further requirement for the position as well as experience in R statistical data analysis and experience with developing, deployment, security and maintenance of web applications (preferably  LAMP server applications). Furthermore, general expertise of workstation OS maintenance (windows, linux) are also required.

Other qualifications

The applicant must be open to work with animal models and to animal handling. Basic knowledge in MR physics and in electronics are beneficial. The applicant should be able to work independently, to collaborate with others in a positive way and have good organizational skills. We are looking for a candidate who is flexible and driven. The applicant should have good experience in compiling results for scientific publications and you must be fluent in English both orally and in writings. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB) has more than 100 employees and is part of the Faculty of Medicine. The department conducts research and teaching in the subjects of anatomy, cell biology, cognitive science, histology, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology and other basic medical research. We are looking for a first research engineer to one of our projects with access 2022-04-01 or upon agreement. The employment is for full-time, limited to one year, and located to Umeå.

Project description

The candidate will work within the Small animal research imaging facility led by Fahad Sultan at the IMB and Umeå Comparative Center for Biology (UCCB). IMB is a multidisciplinary department with a strong focus in Neuroscience research, particularly on sensorimotor control, brain repair and imaging and cognitive functions. The actual research is based on animal models and aims at understanding how neurodegeneration (during normal aging as well as in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) starts early on and how we can improve imaging and diagnostics in these early phases. The candidate will have a focus on use data imaging analysis techniques.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: AN 2.2.1-339-22

Application Procedure

Your application have to be registered in our E-recruitment system Varbi no later than 2022-03-23. The application should be written in English or Swedish and must contain:

  1. A short cover letter (about one A4 page) with description of the applicant’s research experience, research interests and motivation for the application.
  2. Curriculum Vitae including all relevant degrees with certifications, technical expertise, previous employments, publication list, as well as names and contact information of two references.

The position is for full-time for one year with start 2022-04-01 or upon agreement.

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Contact details

For more information or if you have questions about the employment please contact Associate Professor Fahad Sultan, [email protected]

Union representative

090-786 53 65

090-786 52 96

090-786 54 31

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