Postdoctoral position in Microwave Imaging


At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying.

We offer a dynamic and international work 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 about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs ”Biomedical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics” and ”Communication Engineering”.


Information about the research
We are seeking a postdoc that will work within the Biomedical electromagnetics research group. The focus of this group is to develop new and more effective medical methods and systems for diagnostics and treatment. Application areas include stroke and trauma diagnostics, breast cancer detection and cancer treatment with microwave hyperthermia. The main activity in the development towards these applications involves, signal processing methods, antenna systems design and design of measurement hardware. Construction of complete prototype systems for clinical tests is a key goal in all projects.

In this research project you will work in a team on developing a multi-channel hardware system for microwave tomography.  Potential applications include breast, bone and brain imaging. Your part of the project will be to take a system level responsibility, integrating hardware systems with image reconstruction algorithms.  You will take a leading role in the testing and development of the system based on measurements in the lab and in real clinical applications.

The research environment will be connected to MedTech West, a common biomedical engineering center created by five western Swedish partners, including Chalmers University of Technology and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Further, this research project is connected to the Vinnova Excellence Research Centre ChaseOn, which encompasses multiple inter-disciplinary research fields, such as antenna systems, signal processing, mobile communications, scientific computing, biomedical engineering. The Centre is supported by 18 Swedish companies.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The goals with the postdoc-position is to develop and improve your general research proficiency and reach a high competence within your specific research area. A major responsibility is to publish the work in scientific technical journals and at conferences.

In the research project you will take a leading role in integrating hardware system including advanced system instrumentation.  Integration with actual image reconstruction algorithms will also be emphasized. You will be responsible for testing and developing the system based on measurements in the lab as well as in preparing for and testing in real clinical applications.

The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Undergraduate teaching duties will not exceed 20% of the working time. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment, 12 months, with possibility to extend another 12 months.

To qualify for this position you need a PhD-degree in the field of microwave imaging or a closely related field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. A requirement for the position is that you have a background in electronics, instrumentation and electromagnetics and have a strong interest for microwave tomography and biomedical applications. Great skills are required in both hardware and electromagnetic modeling and image reconstruction algorithms.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. 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.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190137 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 11 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Assoc Prof. Andreas Fhager, Biomedical Electromagnetics,
Prof. Paul Meaney, Biomedical Electromagnetics,

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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Post expires on Thursday April 11th, 2019