The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre (Denmark) is seeking a 3-year postdoc in multimodal imaging and brain structural networks within the field of developmental psychiatry. Together with our strong clinical collaborators at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, we run the prospective Danish High Risk and Resilience Study (VIA) ( The VIA study longitudinally follows the largest register-based cohort of children (n=522) in the world born to parents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or none of these disorders. Studying children with familial high risk offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the early disease processes and mechanisms. Children were assessed at the ages of 7, 11, and 15 years. Neuroimaging was included at age 11 and onwards. We are currently finalizing the first longitudinal neuroimaging follow-up at age 15 years and the follow-up at age 19 years starts this summer. The postdoc will mainly be working on the longitudinal VIA data, with a focus on structural and diffusion-weighted image processing. The project includes brain network analysis, such as structural covariance and connectivity analyses, and normative modelling. The postdoc position involves a tight collaboration with Prof. Andrew Zalesky ( with the possibility of visiting Prof. Zalesky’s lab at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

The project will be carried out at the DRCMR, which is a leading research centre for biomedical MRI in Europe ( focusing on the brain. Approx. 75 researchers from more that 20 countries and a diverse range of disciplines are currently pursuing basic and clinically applied MR research of the human brain and its disorders. The DRCMR has a state-of-the-art research infrastructure for preclinical and human medical imaging, which includes six whole-body MR scanners (one 7T, four 3T, and one 1.5T scanners), a preclinical 7T scanner, a High-Performance Computer cluster, and several state-of-the-art laboratories for electrophysiology and non-invasive brain stimulation.

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

Starting date: is expected to be August 1st, 2024.
Application deadline: May 15th, 2024 at 23:59 (CET)
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Further information
If you have questions concerning the position, you are more than welcome to contact Senior researcher Kathrine Skak Madsen via e-mail at