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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Quantitative Ultrasonics of the Brain
Aalto University


Date Posted Aug. 31, 2021
Title Post-Doctoral Researcher in Quantitative Ultrasonics of the Brain
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T314 Dept. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
 
 
The School of Science is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Through our internationally-acclaimed high-level research we aim to make a significant impact on society.

The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering is looking for

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Quantitative Ultrasonics of the Brain

Ultrasonics is widely used for non-invasive characterization of pathologies, anatomy and physiology, allowing quantitative analysis. Quantitative ultrasonics associated with the brain activity has received less attention.

We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work with quantitative ultrasonics to characterize brain activity. The specific research topic has a high level of novelty and the project is applied research with neuroscience questions. We foresee a large number of applications in research and healthcare in the field of neuroscience.

Your background and expertise
As an ideal candidate you have a PhD or you are completing it by the end of 2021. You have a strong background in quantitative ultrasonics employing single channel or multichannel systems. You should have a strong capability to design and conduct experimentation related to quantitative ultrasonics as well as a strong skill set in signal analysis. The candidate is expected to be familiar with modern methods applied in contact or air ultrasonics, preferably applied for material or tissue characterization. While not mandatory, a bonus is to have knowledge or experience in human neuroscience or electronics.

Ideally, you are a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. You are capable of managing your own workload and can work both independently and as a part of the team. You are expected to contribute to instructing PhD students. Therefore, we expect successful supervison experience or potential to supervise successfully.
You demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the highest level academic research with ambitious goals and you have published high-impact research.

What we offer
You demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the highest level academic research with ambitious goals and you have published high-impact research. You will work along with 10-15 other researchers from Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory (MEDUSA) (main site of your research) and Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE), Aalto University and Oxford University Hospitals. MEDUSA's research is currently funded by Academy of Finland, Business Finland, EU and NBE.

The salary level is fixed to departmental levels based on career stage starting from 3810€/month for a Post-doc. While you are funded for 1-2 years for a dedicated project, we expect you to apply your own academic funding for further research.

Ready to apply?
Please, submit your application through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page ("Apply”): https://aalto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/aalto/job/Otaniemi-Espoo-Finland/Post-Doctoral-Researcher-in-Quantitative-Ultrasonics-of-the-Brain_R31883-2

Please, provide the following as separate documents along with your application.
  • 1-page motivation letter
  • CV with a list of publications
  • Your PhD thesis
  • List of references
  • ​Optionally a summary of an preliminary project plan (1-2 pages) to which you aim to start applying your own research funding. This summary should include a direct connection to ultrasound and medicine.



For more information
Please contact Prof. Heikki Nieminen, the Head of MEDUSA by email: heikki.j.nieminen@aalto.fi and in application process related questions HR Coordinator Noora Koskivaara noora.koskivaara@aalto.fi. To learn more about our lab, please visit http://medusa.aalto.fi.

The call is open until Sep 26, 2021, but it may be closed earlier if a suitable candidate has been identified before the closing date. The applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.

Keywords: ultrasonics, neuroscience, measurement, signal analysis

About Finland
Finland is a great place for living with or without family - it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

About Aalto University
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. At Aalto we are dedicated to societally meaningful research, artistic work and education, with the aim of tackling the complex challenges of our time. We are a community of 4000 faculty and experts and 11 000 students. 40% of our academic staff is international.
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.


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