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Senior research engineer - Application expert in Medical imaging diagnostics AI at AIDA Data Hub

Position: Full time, until further notice.
Apply by: 2023-01-09
Apply here: Application form (LiU)
Starting: As soon as possible, by agreement.
Contact: Joel Hedlund, Data director CMIV/AIDA, +46 734 607126.

Linköping University hereby advertises a position as Research engineer - Application expert in Medical imaging diagnostics AI at the AIDA Data Hub, belonging to the Department of Science and Technology, based at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, Linköping University Hospital.

The AIDA Data Hub research context within CMIV, AIDA, RÖ, SciLifeLab, NBIS, BIIF, DDLS, ELIXIR, and Bigpicture is described separately below.

Topic for the position

The Analytic Imaging Diagnostics Arena (AIDA) facilitates collaboration between national stakeholders in medical imaging diagnostics AI, to accelerate development and use of world leading AI tools. This requires advanced analyses and training of AI algorithms based on massive amounts of medical images and clinical data. The AIDA Data Hub provides services and policy support to the AIDA arena, to increase availability of data for ethical and legal research, and also provides resources for secure processing and sharing of massive amounts of sensitive personal medical imaging data for research.

The AIDA Data Hub is now planning to extend its service portfolio with application expertise in medical imaging diagnostics AI, to provide advanced support and training to researchers in the AIDA community. The primary focus is on projects with a clear connection to the broader SciLifeLab and DDLS aims, including precision medicine and multi-omics.


The application expert will establish a new function for advanced support and training at AIDA Data Hub. The function is to be based on needs identified through active use case driven collaboration with researchers and innovators in AIDA, and in interaction with established functions for advanced support and training at SciLifeLab, NBIS, and BIIF. The application expert will be central for ensuring constructive operational day-to-day collaboration between these organizations and strengthen bidirectional knowledge sharing among these organizations and their respective user communities.

In operation and continuous development of the new support function, the application expert will work integrated in national research and innovation projects, and take on research and AI development tasks in medical imaging diagnostics, precision medicine, and multi-omics. This will often entail working with sensitive personal medical imaging data on privacy-preserving data platforms. This will require addressing challenges of many types, primarily technical, but also legal questions and integrity considerations. A key duty is to develop a keen understanding of challenges and opportunities that leading research users face, and to clearly communicate these findings so that the data platform development efforts can be directed to where they can add the most value. It will therefore be very important to maintain close collaboration also with the sensitive data service development teams, primarily at the AIDA Data Hub and NBIS Systems development units, but also at the Finnish ELIXIR node and other international sites.


The position requires a Ph d degree and a scientific track record in a relevant field, or comparable experience from academia, industry or healthcare. The position also requires having a collaborative spirit, an inquisitive mind, and a passion for finding ways to support research excellence. Leadership skills and self-management ability are success factors for this position, and demonstrating experience of independence and drive in professional initiatives will be given weight when evaluating candidates.

Experience from research in a data-intensive computer science domain is considered a strong merit, in particular work with AI development and large-scale medical imaging data. Experience from management of integrity aspects of personal data is a valued qualification for this position, in particular experience from designing or using data platforms in secured or air-gapped environments. Experience from cross-functional and distributed work is also considered a merit, with most weight given to experience from international research collaborations.

The position requires excellent communication abilities, both spoken and written, in the English language. Such abilities also in the Swedish language are considered a very strong merit.

A background check and security evaluation will be conducted.

Research context

The Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) is an interdisciplinary research center at LiU with great international impact. CMIV collaborates with the health care region Region Östergötland (RÖ) and is situated in the middle of the Linköping University Hospital. Through close collaboration between clinical practice and research in engineering and medicine CMIV creates solutions for future challenges.
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The Analytical Imaging Diagnostics Arena (AIDA) is a Swedish national collaboration arena hosted at CMIV, for research and innovation on Artificial intelligence (AI) for medical image analysis. Here, academia, healthcare and industry meet to translate advances in AI technology into patient benefit in the form of clinically useful tools.

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden, which engages in and promotes interdisciplinary research, for example through its infrastructure platforms such as the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS), which is the organizational home to the AIDA Data Hub, the Swedish node of the European life science infrastructure ELIXIR, and the BioImage Informatics Facility (BIIF), which provides support and training for state-of-the-art computer vision, machine learning, and bioinformatic analyses related to bioscience image data. SciLifeLab is also host to the national BSEK research program in Data Driven Life Science (DDLS).
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Bigpicture is a European flagship project for establishing a Petabyte platform for digital pathology AI, engaging partners from academia, healthcare, and industry from all over Europe and beyond.

The AIDA Data Hub is a part of NBIS, and is a national data infrastructure established at CMIV to support the national AIDA community with services in data sharing, processing, and policy support. AIDA Data Hub leads the development of the Bigpicture repository infrastructure, which is carried out in collaboration with the other sensitive data services teams at NBIS and at the Finnish ELIXIR node. AIDA Data Hub also supports the establishment of the DDLS data service platform in collaboration with the national flagship GPU compute resource Berzelius. Furthermore, CMIV is using and extending AIDA Data Hub services for its implementation of the LiU-RÖ ambition to dramatically increase access to clinical data for research.
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Salary and employment benefits

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Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button at the bottom of this page. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than January 9, 2023.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Joel Hedlund, Data director CMIV/AIDA, +46 734 607126