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Sunday, April 1, 2007

[Norway] 12 PhD Grants at Medical Imaging Lab, NTNU

MI Lab Vacancies

12 PhD grants and 8 postdoctoral grants in Ultrasound and MR imaging

Medical Imaging Laboratory for Innovative Future Healthcare (MI Lab) is applying for outstanding and creative students for PhD and postdoctoral grants.

MI Lab is a new inter-disciplinary research centre integrating industry, hospital and university to combine adjacency to the patients` needs, technological R&D and Norwegian industry with successful innovation in the international market. The overall goal is to facilitate better health care and improved patient outcome through innovation in medical imaging.

MI Lab is localized in Trondheim, Norway, in the new integrated university hospital, St. Olavs Hospital. The key success factor is to create an environment of close daily collaboration between medical doctors and technology researchers.

We will put together a multi-disciplinary team, and the main scientific fields are:

* Medicine
* Cybernetics
* Neuroscience
* Physics
* Electronics
* Mathematics

Applications from candidates in other scientific fields are also welcome.

MI Lab has a strong international network and there will be an extensive exchange of PhD students and post docs with foreign renowned universities and imaging research centres.

The MI lab industrial partners, CorTechs Labs, FAST, GE Vingmed Ultrasound, MediStim, Mison, NordicNeuroLab and Odetect, will participate actively in the research activities, as well as the health care partner St. Olavs Hospital and the research institute SINTEF. According to the research task and personal interest from the applicants there will be possibilities for temporary stays at the industrial partners' research facilities.

More information on MI Lab:

There will be a strong emphasis on the quality of the applicant, on the ability to work in such an inter-disciplinary research team, and on personal creativity and innovation.

Applications from all countries are welcome.

If there is not sufficient number of applicants to abide to the high standards of MI Lab, less than 12 PhD students and 8 post doctors will be hired.

Practical information

Applicants for the PhD grant must hold a master's degree or equivalent education at the time of employment, but candidates that are nearly finished are also welcome to apply. In the latter case the applicant must document that the master's degree will be finished during first half of 2007.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral grant must hold a PhD degree at the time of employment, but PhD candidates that are nearly finished are welcome to apply.

The duration of the grants are 3 years for PhD and 2 years for post docs. This may in discussion with the applicants be extended to 4 and 3 years respectively with an extra year of compulsory work linked to MI Lab needs.

NTNU will be employer for all the PhD students and post docs. The affiliation will be to different faculties and departments according to main supervisor, but everybody will have daily work place in the university hospital area. A condition for the PhD students is participation in one of NTNUs PhD programmes.

The PhD grant is normally remunerated according to wage levels 41 – 51 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 310 500 to NOK 369 100 a year.

The Post doctoral grants is normally remunerated according to wage levels 54 – 62, with gross salary from NOK 389 600 to NOK 450 300 a year. 2% of the salary is deducted for the State Pension scheme.


The application should be provided in 5 copies and must contain:

* information about education, scientific experience with a publication list, and other relevant work experience (CV).

* a short letter where the applicant describes his/hers motivation for applying, his/hers ability to work in such an inter-disciplinary research team, and his/hers personal creativity and innovation.

* name, e-mail address and telephone number of 2-3 personal references.

Certified copies of certificates and diplomas must be enclosed.

Applications should be sent to: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, MTFS, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway. Applications to the PhD grant should be marked DMF 22/07 and applications to the Post doctoral grant should be marked DMF 23/07.

Deadline for applications: April 25th 2007.

For further information please contact:

MI Lab director professor Olav Haraldseth, phone +47 98 46 89 40, e-mail:

Professor Hans Torp, phone +47 73 59 86 19, e-mail:

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