New open position in BitBrainJune 1, 2012
Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship)
Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation via Robotics
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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 BitBrain 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. BitBrain 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com before the July 8th. Please indicate clearly in your application the reference number for this fellowship – ESR016.
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