Assistant Professor position in Microwave Hyperthermia at Chalmers

At the Department of Signals and Systems, we conduct world-leading research in biomedical engineering, antennas, signal processing, control, automation, mechatronics and communication systems. Our research deals to a large extent with the modeling and development of efficient systems for extracting and processing information. Systems our researchers deal with include for instance e-Health, hearing aids, robotics, power chains, and mobile telephony.

The department has about 120 employees, divided into three research divisions  and one administrative unit. A majority of our activities are gathered at campus Johanneberg, except for some research in medical engineering which is done at Sahlgrenska and an education unit at campus Lindholmen. The department offers more than 70 courses, of which are most included in the Masters Programs; ”Biomedical Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics”, and ”Communication Engineering”.

Information about the research group
The position is with the Biomedical electromagnetics research group. The focuses of this group is on the development of new
and more effective medical methods and systems for diagnostics and treatment of different illnesses. Stroke diagnostics, breast cancer detection, microwave
tumor treatment and localization of epileptic brain activity are a few examples. The main activity in the
development towards these applications involves mainly, electromagnetic modeling, signal processing methods, antenna systems design and design of
measurement equipment. Construction of complete prototype systems for clinical tests is a key goal in the projects.

Job descripton
The position aims to strengthen our competence in the field of microwave hyperthermia. The main objective with this position is to modify current lab prototype systems to make it suitable for clinical studies and also to perform clinical evaluation of the technique. The research will cover theoretical aspects of electromagnetics focusing algorithms as well as hardware development and clinical evaluations. The position is limited to four years, with an evaluation after two years. The holder is expected to develop as an independent researcher and reach the Swedish level docent within the four years. The main task is research, but teaching at all levels (incl co-supervision) is included.

The candidate should have a PhD in relevant field, not older than 5 years. The candidate should have a background which combines electromagnetic knowledge with an understanding of microwave systems. Previous experience in collaborating with the health care is valued. The candidate needs to posess deep knowledge in treatment planning methods for focusing of electromagnetic power as well as a good understanding of the microwave hardware at system and component level. Teaching experience is considered a merit. Postdoctoral university experience or experience gained from qualified research in industry is valued. The undergraduates are normally taught in Swedish, the graduate level teaching is in English. Thus good lanuage skills are required. Applicants should be able to teach in Swedish after two years of employment.

Application deadline: 2012-10-31

For questions, please contact prefekten ska vara med:
Professor Arne Svensson, Head of the Departmen,
Professor Mikael Persson,
Associate Professor Andreas Fhager,