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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science

Researcher in brain diffusion MRI data analysis

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), has a vacancy for one position as researcher within diffusion MRI data analysis. The position is linked to the Trondheim traumatic brain injury (TBI) group/Trondheim fMRI group at The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science. For more information about the Department, see http://www.ntnu.edu/inm.


The duration of the position is for one year, with a possibility for a one-year extension.


The position is financed by an ERA-net Neuron grant. The successful candidate is expected to start in the position by December at the latest, but preferably earlier.


Description of project

The overall main aim of the ERA-net Neuron project TAI-MRI is to develop an improved method for classification of traumatic/diffuse axonal injury (TAI/DAI) to improve the current understanding of the acute clinical presentation of TBI and develop novel models for better predicting outcome in all severities of TBI.
See https://www.neuron-eranet.eu/_media/TAI-MRI.pdf for details

The main focus of the current position is evaluation of the added value of different diffusion metrics to the new TAI/DAI classification. Models will be developed using data from Trondheim TBI database and externally validated data from Cambridge, and finally in Center TBI data (https://www.center-tbi.eu/). Prospective clinical and MRI data are already collected, quality controlled and ready for analyses.”



Requirements of the applicants:

  • PhD degree within diffusion weighted MRI image analysis in the brain
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Experience with the multiple available DTI analysis programs
  • Good collaborative skills as this is a multicenter study
  • Clear and effective oral and written English to ensure good communication within the international TAI MRI team 

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Previous experience with analyzing traumatic brain injury MRI data
  • Experience with advanced statistics, preferably using R
  • Experience in developing predictive models
  • At least two publications

NTNU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from both EU/EEA and non-EU countries. The university is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages applications from members of ethnic minorities.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. If necessary, we will adapt the workplace for people with disabilities. We especially encourage women to apply for the position.


Selected applicants will be invited to an interview.


More information regarding moving to Trondheim, Norway and working at NTNU:



Depending on qualifications and academic background, Researcher (in code 1109) will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 515 200 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 515 200 - 660 000 of which 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


How to apply:

Applicants are asked to apply via this page, jobbnorge.no, and to attach all relevant documents, see list below.


Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm


Candidates from non-English speaking countries outside the Nordic countries must provide official documentation of their English competence. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). The following results are required: TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based test), 92 / writing 22 (internet- based test) IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: grade B or A.


The candidate’s motivation, skills and personal qualifications for the position and project should be described in the application letter. The application should contain the following attachments:

  • Applicant’s CV (including list of publications, relevant former positions and copy of relevant transcripts and diplomas)
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Contact information for two references (including email addresses and telephone number)
  • Other relevant information

For further information about the positions, please contact:

Project leader/Professor Asta Håberg, mobile: +47 90259147, e-mail: asta.haberg@ntnu.no.


For information concerning the application process, please contact:

HR Advisor Even G. Larsen, e-mail: even.g.larsen@ntnu.no


The application deadline is 12th October 2018.


Please note that applications will be assessed based on the information submitted at this page. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.


Please note that under the Norwegian Civil Service Act, information about applicants may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be included on the list of applicants.


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