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SINTEF Technology and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute that is active in the fields of industry, technology and the social sciences. We create solutions in the fields of health, care and welfare services, dignified working conditions, a sustainable working life, efficient and safe transport systems, and climate and the environment.
SINTEF Teknologi og samfunn er et tverrfaglig forskningsinstitutt innenfor både teknisk-industriell og samfunnsvitenskapelig arena. I tillegg til å være en sterk teknologileverandør til industri og næringsliv, bidrar vi til bedre løsninger og økt innovasjon i offentlig sektor. Vi forsker for å møte de store samfunnsutfordringene innenfor arbeid og næringsliv, energi og klima, helse, demografi og velferd, smarte transportløsninger og innovative samfunn.
SINTEF Technology and Society is searching for
Researchers in the field of machine learning and medical technology

The Medical Technology research group consists of 17 researchers, and is part of the Health department with approximately 60 employees. We work closely with clinicians and health professionals to develop and evaluate new diagnostics and treatment solutions. We are among the leading research groups in the field of ultrasound and image-guided therapy, and we develop solutions that are used in several clinical areas. 
Our research contributes to the creation of new companies in medical technology, new knowledge and new methods for better diagnostics and treatment. We have high scientific production, and a great commitment to our field of expertise. Our group is a research partner in CiUS, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions, headed by NTNU, and partner in the National advisory unit for ultrasound and image-guided therapy ( 
Due to more projects and increased demand for our expertise, we are looking for two skilled, friendly and committed researchers! 
  1. For one of the positions, machine learning for image analysis and segmentation will be central. Work tasks will include developing, implementing and evaluating methods for real-time segmentation of ultrasound images. The methods will be implemented in our research platform CustusX (, and the purpose is to create tools for better clinical decision support. 
  2. For the other position, work tasks will include research on technology for image-guided therapy, including the use of navigation technology and robots. Knowledge of machine vision, robotics, machine learning and medical technology is relevant for the position. 
Desired competences for the positions: 
  • Machine learning and neural networks 
  • Software development 
  • Machine vision, robotics, electronics 
  • Ultrasound and medical imaging 
  • Image processing and 3D visualization 
We emphasize high professional knowledge, good cooperation skills, initiative, ability to implement, practical skills and the ability to create new business in an interdisciplinary environment. We strive for gender balance in the research group, and will encourage women with relevant backgrounds to apply. 
We offer: 
  • Good opportunities for professional and personal development, and we can facilitate combining research positions in SINTEF with PhD studies or postdoc. 
  • Possibilities for exciting collaboration across SINTEF with colleagues from other fields (Promote One SINTEF). 
  • Premises centrally located in Trondheim, good bus connections, parking possibilities and own day care facilities. We have a company sports team with NTNU and access to cabins by the sea and in the mountains. 
  • Flexible working hours, good pension and insurance schemes, good welfare schemes and competitive salaries. 
Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English. SINTEF is internationally oriented and has approximately 2000 employees from 75 different nations.  

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Tormod Selbekk 
Forskningsleder/ Research manager

SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We create value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop technological solutions that are brought into practical use.

We are a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences, and our aim is to become the most renowned contract research institution in Europe.

SINTEF is an independent, non-commercial organisation. The profits of our contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development.