Brain-Machine Interfaces + Robotics,Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship)

Brain-Machine Interfaces + Robotics,Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship)

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 17/06/2013 - 10:39

Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation using Robotics

From € 35.000 per annum (3 years)
Applications are invited for the above -post- position 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 society. The PhD candidate will carry out
research in the context of neurorehabilitation where the neural
interfaces will be used to monitor and control the rehabilitation
process. The objective will be the development of signal processing
and machine learning techniques able to detect in real-time cognitive
neural processes related to the motor rehabilitation task such as the
attention to the motion, the workload during the process or the
mismatches between executed and expected movements. 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,
electrical engineering and/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 2013.

This full-time position is available from the 1st of September 2013
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. 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-- (remove) July 8th.

Please indicate clearly in your application the reference number for
this fellowship – ESR017.