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Open Position for Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship) in 'Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation via Robotics' at Bit&Brain Technologies (www.bitbrain.es)

 

Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship)

Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation via Robotics

From € 35.000 per annum (3 years)

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Prof. Javier Minguez on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work at Bit&Brain Technologies (spin-off company of the University of Zaragoza) on the Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation using Robotics. The successful candidate will register for a 3 year PhD in the Biomedical Engineering School of the University of Zaragoza.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a joint venture between a Neurotechnology company and the Biomedical Engineering School, on an EU funded project in Neural Engineering with a focus on Neurorehabilitation using Robotic systems. Bit&Brain Technologies is a pioneer company in Neurotechnology bringing the latest results on Neural engineering to the society. The PhD candidate will carry out research in the context of neurorehabilitation for stroke patients, where one of the key points is to use the neural interfaces to monitor and control the rehabilitation process.  In this direction, the objective will be the development of signal processing and machine learning techniques able to detect in real-time neural processes related to the motor tasks such as those preceding movement or during the intention of movement. Applications are encouraged from highly numerate students with B.Sc or M.Sc. degree in biomedical/electrical/computer engineering.

The fellowship includes a three-month secondment in the second year working with either Dr Simon Schultz in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, UK, with Dr Bert Kappen in the Department of Medical Physics and Biophysics at Stichting Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands or with Dr Wolfram Erlhagen in the Department of Mathematics and Applications at Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Candidates must be therefore be able to move between countries as necessary.

Candidates must be in the first 4 years of their research careers and not been awarded a doctorate degree.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in biomedical-neural engineering or computational neuroscience.  As part of our commitment to promoting diversity we encourage applications from women. To comply with the Marie Curie Actions rule for mobility, applicants must not have resided, worked, or studied in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to Sept 2012.

This full-time post is available from the 3rd of September 2012 with a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months. Please visit http://www.empleo.gob.es/en/index.htm for more information on Spanish national regulations.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Javier Minguez (jminguez@unizar.es).  Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.  For information about the Biomedical Engineering School see http://i3a.unizar.es/postgrado/index_master_EN.php,which is one of the most active in Spain.

Applications will be sent to hr@bitbrain.es before the July 8th. Please indicate clearly in your application the reference number for this fellowship – ESR016.

 

 

Open position at the University of Glasgow

 

Reference Number 001250

Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building

College / Service COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Department SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE

Job Family Research And Teaching Position

Type Full Time

Salary Range £31,798 - £35,788


Job Purpose

To undertake research in Computing Science, be responsible for equipment and to undertake administration as requested by the Principal Investigator. Be Co-Investigator on the EC project TOBI.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To undertake research, publish findings in appropriate media to contribute to knowledge in the area and the departmental research strategy.

2. To contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the securing of funding from external bodies to support future research.

3. To present research findings at high profile national and international conferences, seminars and meetings to raise the profile of the research group.

4. To establish and sustain a track record of published research findings, and establish and maintain an expert reputation in subject area.

5. To lead acquisition, set up, maintenance and integration of experimental kit.

6. To contribute fully to the planning and supervision of undergraduate students and postgraduate (PhD) students through day to day mentoring and longer term in planning research objectives.

7. To contribute fully in the administrative work of the project as a Co-I.

8. To contribute to the administrative work of the School as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.

9. To write design and implementation documents for software/hardware.

10. To participate in the School's research group activities.

 

More information about this job offer can be found at on this link

Closing date: 23 March 2012.



PhD Position at the Graz University of Technology

 

At the Institute for Knowledge Discovery, BCI-Lab at the Graz University of Technology, Austria, a PhD position (starting any time) is available.

They are looking for a person with an MSc or Dipl-Ing. in engineering or computer science with experience in one of the following fields: neuroscience, biosignal processing, machine learning, brain-computer interfaces, fMRI.

English is essential. High motivation, good interpersonal and communication skills are strongly requested.

The Graz University of Technology aims to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented ad urges them to apply.

More information about the Institute can be found on the website: http://bci.tugraz.at.

Application including a curriculum vitae and letter of interest should be addressed to:

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gernot Muller-Putz
Instittue for Knowledge Discovery
Graz University of Technology
Krenngasse 37
A-8010 Graz, Austria
bci@tugraz.at


Junior Postdoc Opening in Non-Invasive BCI at EPFL


EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, has an immediate opening for one junior postdoc in the field of brain-computer interaction (BCI) to work in the lab of Prof. José del R. Millán.

Millán’s lab (http://cnbi.epfl.ch) conducts research on non-invasive BCI and neuroprosthetics. His lab is part of the Center for Neuroprosthetics, which carries out research at the interface of neuroscience and bioengineering in an environment of both theoretical and experimental research, rich for the development of novel enabling technologies as well as for seeking deeper understanding of fundamental mechanisms underlying the field of neuroprosthetics.

The successful candidate will work in the framework of European (in particular TOBI, http://www.tobi-project.org) and Swiss projects related to the development of novel principles for brain-computer interaction and testing with disabled end-users. The successful candidate will investigate the underlying statistical machine learning and signal processing principles for robust recognition of different cognitive processes, as well as the associated neural correlates.

Candidates must hold a PhD in biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, neuropsychology, or related fields. They should have a proven record of research in the field of BCI. Excellent programming skills are a must. Candidates must also have a good command of spoken/written English language.

The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Application: Interested candidates should send a short letter of motivation, a detailed CV, and names of 3 references to Prof. José del R. Millán.

Interviews with interested candidates can be arranged immediately during the “5th International BCI Conference” in Graz.