2 PhD Positions in Medical Sciences or Physics at Umea University, Sweden

2 PhD Positions in Medical Sciences or Physics at Umea University, Sweden

The Department of Radiation Sciences is welcoming students to apply for the PhD Student Positions in Medical Sciences with a Research Profile in Radiation Physics offered by Umea University. The position is designed for the academic year 2022-2023.

The project aims at developing treatment and monitoring of cancer therapies with a focus on imaging-based methods, primarily magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, but can also include CT and CBCT and other imaging modalities.

Umea University is a public research university located in Umea, in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden’s present borders. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden’s present borders. Umea University has over 36,000 registered students, including postgraduate and doctoral students. It has over 4,000 employees, half teachers and researchers, including 310 professors.

Why study at Umea University? According to recent, highly-respected ranking tables, Umea University is among the top universities in the world. In addition, they are among the global elite in several academic areas. Here students can get excellent career prospects and work opportunities. The mission includes developing text mining and data curation methods using artificial intelligence-based methodologies and large-scale inventory screenings.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by 16.00 (UK time) on Monday, 26 August 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Umea University
  • Department: Department of Radiation Sciences
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: Two
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic or International
  • The award can be taken in Sweden


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in any medical sciences research profile in radiation physics offered by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • To meet the requirement of specific competence to be admitted for doctoral studies in medical science in radiation physics, the applicant should, through university studies or other equivalent education, have gained basic theoretical knowledge in subjects that are considered to be directly relevant to the current focus. The department’s doctoral education group evaluates whether the candidate holds appropriate knowledge to be eligible for admission to doctoral studies.
  • Medical physics education or equivalent knowledge in image analysis and programming is preferable.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply for the programme, applicants must take admission to the PhD degree programme at Umea University. After being enrolled, applicants can complete the online application form for this award. For additional information about the position, please contact Tuff Nyholm at tufve.nyholm@umu.se.
  • Supporting Documents: The application should contain:
  • A cover letter with a brief description of your research interests and a motivation for why you apply
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Copies of diplomas, grades, and certificates
  • Copies of master thesis work
  • If applicable, the publication list.
  • Contact information for two reference persons
  •  Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a University degree of at least 240 credits (ECTS), at least 60 credits at an advanced level or equivalent levels of education otherwise acquired in Sweden or abroad.
  • Language Requirement: Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is required.


The Umea University will provide the monthly salary for successful applicants in Sweden for the academic session 2022-2023.

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