Postdoctoral Researcher in Musculoskeletal MRI

University of Oulu


Postdoctoral Researcher in Musculoskeletal MRI


A one-year postdoctoral position is available at one of the northernmost universities in the world, within the research group of Professor Miika Nieminen. Our group is composed of a team of experts in medical physics, biomedical engineering and radiology in the multidisciplinary and international research environment of the University of Oulu.


Subject field and description of the position

Focus of the project is the development of MRI biomarkers for imaging of musculoskeletal tissues. The development process ranges from preclinical testing to in vivo implementation for studying human subjects and patient populations. The details of the research project will be mutually agreed upon, based on the expertise and interests of the candidate. The duties may also include supervising scientific research of BSc, MSc, and PhD students.


Required qualifications and assessment

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine or similar field. Candidates whose PhD thesis has been submitted by the application deadline will also be eligible. Additionally, extensive experience in experimental or clinical MRI will be considered as assets.  


The duration of the position is one-year ending August 31st, 2019. The starting date is September 1st, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.



The salary will be based on level 5-6 of the demand level chart for University-level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). The salary is in practice roughly 3,300 – 4,100 € / month, depending on qualifications, performance, and experience.


Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application system by August 5th, 2018. Applications sent by email will not be considered.


The following documents must be attached to the application (in English):

1) Brief description of research merits, experience and motivation

2) Full CV or resume

3) Names and email addresses of at least two references


For further details regarding filling the post:

Professor Miika T. Nieminen


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