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[EXPIRED] Postdoc position in functional and structural MRI

Unravelling the neural mechanisms of psychotherapy for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder – A randomized clinical trial with MRI

The Research Unit at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center (CAMHC), Copenhagen University Hospital – Mental Health Services CPH, Copenhagen, Denmark is offering a postdoc in functional and structural MRI analyses in collaboration with the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) starting on 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project is part of the clinical trial Treatment Effects of Family-based Cognitive Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (TECTO), where the main aim is to delineate who will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy treatment.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The overall focus of your job will be to analyze structural and functional MRI data already acquired from the TECTO project. More specifically, you will perform network-based analysis incorporating both structural and functional MRI data. You will be working closely with the clinical research team to combine the clinical data with the neuroimaging data.

We expect:

  • You hold a PhD degree in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a related field.
  • You are an expert in computational modeling and/or functional MR data analysis
  • You have an interest and/or experience in mechanism/pathophysiology related to child- and adolescent mental health.
  • You enjoy being part of a multidisciplinary and international research team and integrating technological innovations into your neuroscience research.
  • You have documented programming experience in e.g., Matlab or Python.
  • As a person, you have a good team spirit, are innovative and constructive as well as possess research excitement.
  • You possess good English communication skills.

It is an advantage if you have experience in image processing as well as analyses of functional and/or structural neuroimaging data.

We offer:
This post doc position is at the CAMHC with the daily activities primarily taking place at the DRCMR. The research unit at CAMHC is situated in Gentofte Hospital.

The unit works with clinical, translational, and epidemiological research approaches to a broad spectrum of child and adolescent mental health disorders. The unit is led by a professor collegium of four and the unit engages a staff of 50 people, including PhDs, postdocs, senior researchers, students, and administrators. 

The DRCMR is situated at Hvidovre Hospital and houses a multi-disciplinary and multi-national research team with approximately 75 researchers and students from app. 27 countries. CAMHC and DRCMR offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The project will be supervised by Prof. Anne Katrine Pagsberg (CAMHC) and Prof. Hartwig Siebner (DRCMR) in close collaboration with Postdoc Melissa Larsen (DRCMR).

Salary and Terms of Employment

Starting date: is expected to be April 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be employed as a postdoc for a period of 30 months.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Regions (Danske Regioner) and the relevant professional organization. The salary depends on background education and seniority. Further, supplements can be negotiated.

Note that candidates coming from abroad may be eligible for tax reductions. The position is open for candidates of all nationalities. 

Applications should include a cover letter, references, list of publications and CV.

Applications must be submitted on-line through the RegionH job portal - click HERE.

Application deadline: 15th March 2023 at 23:59 (CET)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

We see diversity as strength and encourage all persons regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disabilities or religion to apply. 

Further information
If you have questions concerning the project, you are more than welcome to contact Postdoc Melissa Larsen via mail at  or Professor Anne Katrine Pagsberg 

The Research Unit at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center (CAMHC)
We aim to improve child and adolescent mental health by the development of more effective identification, prevention, and treatment approaches, based on the multi-disciplinary and collaborative scientific study of causal processes underlying the development of disorder using cutting edge methods and testing contemporary theories. This approach requires a strong connection between research and evidence based assessment and treatment for the benefit of patients and their families.

Information on the research unit at CAMHC and Mental Health Services in the Capital Region, Denmark:



Information video on the TECTO study:


Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) 
The DRCMR houses a multi-disciplinary and multi-national research team with approximately 75 researchers and students from app. 20 countries. We have in-house expertise in MR physics, data processing, pre-clinical research, motor control, cognitive neuroscience, interventional neurophysiology, brain stimulation, cohort studies, multimodal integration, neurology and psychiatry. The brain is an enormously complex organ and we therefore also work in partnership with colleagues from a large variety of scientific disciplines, both nationally and internationally, interacting with them on a daily basis.