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Postdoctoral position in multimodal neuroimaging in the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory

A position as postdoctoral fellow in multimodal neuroimaging is available for a period of 2 years at the the Department of Psychology. The position has no teaching duties, and is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Psychology is one of the largest departments at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and currently employs approximately 110 employees. The Department is an international arena for research and education in Psychology covering a variety of disciplines.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on collaborative projects between the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at the Department of Psychology lead by Associate Professor Alexander Olsen, and Trondheim fMRI group at the Department of Neuroscience lead by Professor Asta Håberg. The postdoctoral fellow will engage in analyzing multimodal imaging data with a main emphasis on integrating fMRI data with neurocognitive, clinical and structural imaging data. In collaboration with members of the involved research groups, the fellow will be responsible for leading the development of new analysis pipelines for both existing and new task- and resting state fMRI datasets from patients with traumatic brain injury, adults born preterm with very low birth weight, and healthy individuals. The fellow will also be involved in implementing new projects on multimodal imaging (e.g. simultaneous PET/MRI) and wearable technologies (e.g. actigraphy) in patients with traumatic injury. There will be a strong emphasis on writing manuscripts for publication, both as a first author and as co-author.  

The postdoctoral fellow will work in an internationally oriented multidisciplinary research environment consisting of several research groups and clinical departments at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital. In this particular project, the fellow is also expected to work closely with our international collaborators with expertise in multimodal imaging and traumatic brain injury research at the University of Southern California (Post Doc Emily Dennis), and the University of California Los Angeles (Professor Robert Asarnow), and will be encouraged to plan a research visit abroad during the employment period.


A Norwegian PhD or a foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in neuroimaging, computer science, bioinformatics, medicine, neuroscience, psychology or equivalent is required. The candidate must have demonstrated strong skills in one or more areas of neuroimaging and/or other forms of advanced data analysis. In the assessment of the candidates, the following qualifications will be emphasized:

  • Documented skills in programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, shell scripting etc.)
  • Previous experience with advanced analytic techniques (e.g. multivariate approaches, machine learning, graph theory etc.).
  • Strong theoretical and conceptual knowledge within clinical and/or cognitive neuroscience
  • Documented skills in writing manuscripts, and a strong publication track record within the relevant field.
  • Personal qualifications will be emphasized, and we prefer candidates who have excellent cooperation skills, and show flexibility and motivation to contribute to a good work environment.
  • Recommendations/References.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Applications should include a publication list, relevant sample publications (max. 5), a motivation letter (max. 3 pages), minimum 2 letters of recommendation, and CV with information on education and previous research experience, and authorized documentation of certificates and study records. The application must contain information about education, examinations and previous work experience. Confirmed copies of certificates and references must be attached.

Payment- and working conditions

The postdoctoral position is paid according to the National Salary Scheme, starting up in salary scale 57, gross minimum NOK 40.475, - per month, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 08.09.2004. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

We offer

  • Academic challenges in an internationally oriented research environment
  • An open and including work environment
  • Attractive schemes for home loans, insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an Inclusive Workplace.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Further information about the position and the project is available by contacting Associate Professor Alexander Olsen, phone +47 917 22 824, e-mail alexander.olsen@ntnu.no

An application including attachments must be sent electronically through: www.jobbnorge.no. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be taken into account in the evaluation. Please mark the application SU-33. Application Deadline: 11 June 2017.

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