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The Center for Bionics and Pain Research is formed as an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and Chalmers University of Technology, aimed at developing and clinically implement novel technologies to restore sensorimotor function and relieve pain due to sensorimotor impairment. This position will be hosted at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Orthopaedics, a part of this new center.

Job assignments

The position contains working tasks related to translational research, brain imaging, and the study of pain. Assignments include analysis, publication of experimental results, technology development, verification, and implementation. The applicant may be expected to write manuscripts and contribute to other manuscripts in the group. Supervision of PhD and MSc students may also be required.

The position includes multi-disciplinary collaboration with national and international experts in engineering and medicine. The applicant is expected to contribute to this environment with skills and knowledge. The candidate is expected to conduct the experimental research in an independent manner and extensively contribute to project planning and evaluation.


The successful candidate for this position must have a PhD degree in electrical engineering or similar relevant area. A research focus on neurorehabilitation for neuropathic pain conditions due to sensorimotor impairment is considered highly advantageous.

This role requires that applicants have previous experience designing and conducting clinical trials related to pain in addition to experience in designing and conducting brain imaging studies (EEG and fMRI). Further, the applicant must have experience with Phantom Motor.

Additional requirements for this position include programming knowledge of some or all of the following: Matlab, Python, Linux, Unix. It is also understood that the applicant has good general communication skills in English both orally and in writing.

It is considered strongly meritorious if the applicant has previous experience with machine learning with skills in signal and image processing. Previous experience supervising PhD and/or MSc students is highly preferred.

We are looking for a committed and responsible person with an ability to work independently and to be involved in the many collaborative studies performed. Applicants will be evaluated for relevant scientific and methodological skills as well as their personal engagement.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100 % of full-time and is placed at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, orthopedics. Starting date; As soon as possible

For further information regarding the position

If you have questions regarding the position please contact associate professor Max Ortiz Catalan; phone; +46 (0)70846106 or e-mail; or Professor, Ola Rolfson; e-mail:, phone; +46 705 226386


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In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. The applicant is asked to provide a cover letter describing why the position has been applied for, future research plans and qualifications in relation to the advertised position, a detailed CV, a PhD certificate and a list of publications. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2021-10-28


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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