Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a national centre for education and research in biomedical engineering. Our work is guided by the needs of the healthcare sector and is carried out in close collaboration with hospital clinics and the biomedical industry.

Our aim is to be a catalyst in the biomedical engineering innovation system of the future – an arena for leading international researchers and teachers, where new knowledge is created and disseminated. By integrating biomedical research, healthcare and the business sector, we help improve people’s quality of life worldwide. Read more at

We are looking for a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering

Your work assignments
You will participate in the development of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for characterizing microstructure of neural tissues. Current projects include the development of algorithms for visualising tissue microstructure to investigate changes associated with brain tumors and devising models and acquisition strategies for quantifying transcytolemmal water exchange.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
You will work at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, where we work closely with the medical technology industry and health care providers to meet needs in health care. Since 1972, we have been a national center for research, postgraduate education and undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level, in biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering or computer science, or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses in biomedical engineering. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

We are now looking for someone who has excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Experience in MRI pulse sequence development and computer programming, familiarity with diffusion MRI, and demonstrated problem-solving ability are considered as merits. This work requires that you have a structured approach, and can effectively collaborate with your colleagues in an interdisciplinary environment.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available here

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest November 3rd 2021.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Department are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Evren Özarslan


+46 13 28 29 81

Christine Ericsson

HR Partner

+46 13 28 66 97

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