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Postdoctoral researcher in MRI instrumentation
Aalto University

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2023
Title Postdoctoral researcher in MRI instrumentation
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
We seek an expert in magnetic resonance imaging instrumentation to work as a postdoctoral researcher in Electromagnetics in health technologies group.

Project description and main responsibilities
We are setting up a unique research environment for very low field magnetic resonance imaging (VLF-MRI). The research environment encompasses physical hardware as well as computational modelling and methods for human centred design studies. The information and tools produced in this project can be used for the research and development of new products and services for diagnostics, preventive medicine, and wellness.

Our prototype in-house VLF-MRI system consists of a ~20 mT magnet that allows flexible control of imaging parameters. The system can be used to study the features and capabilities of VLF-MRI and related image processing algorithms. In the project, we will focus on evaluating, testing and optimizing VLF-MRI for various high-value applications, which we will identify in collaboration with human-centred design researchers.

The postdoc will be responsible for the development and integration of the physical VLF-MRI hardware, including measurement electronics, and related image acquisition methods.

The candidate must have a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, physics, or a related discipline. The candidate should have experience in MRI instrumentation or equivalent knowledge of measurement electronics, and scientific writing skills. Knowledge in MRI physics,  advanced image reconstruction and processing techniques, and skills in programming are highly appreciated.

What we offer
Aalto University has excellent infrastructure for imaging research, including both high-field and low-field MRI systems as well as facilities for MEG, EEG, and TMS.

The postdoctoral fellowship includes possibilities to work with researchers from human-centred design and medical fields, to participate in instruction of Master/Doctoral students, communication of research beyond scientific articles, and applying external funding. The position is for a period of 1 year (with possibility for extension) beginning from spring 2023.

Salary will be determined upon competence and experience of the applicant following the salary system of Finnish universities (the current salaries for a starting post-doctoral fellow are approximately 3800 eur/month gross). The contract includes occupational health benefits.

How to apply
The application must include:
  • Cover (motivation) letter
  • CV and publication list
  • Copy of your PhD diploma
  • Recommendation letter(s)

All material should be submitted in English. Please submit your application using our on-line recruitment system. To access the recruitment system, please use the "Apply now" link below. The application should be submitted no later than 17.02.2023.

More information
For additional information about the position, please contact assistant professor Ilkka Laakso (,

In recruitment process related questions please contact HR partner Camilla Hanganpää,

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development and the results are applied, for example, in mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and in satellites. The school’s special strength is linking the research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have around 2000 students in total, and around 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consists of 700 people with over 70 professors.

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