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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Biomedical Engineering - Faculty: Technical Sciences

Research assistant or postdoctoral researcher for real-life ear-EEG

Deadline 15 Feb 23:59 CET

Expected start 1 Apr

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Finlandsgade 22 8200 Aarhus N

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Apr 2023 - 31 Mar 2025 ID: 11021

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Are you interested in real-life brain monitoring?  We are seeking a research assistant or postdoctoral researcher to advance our ear-EEG recording platforms, to integrate the ear-EEG platforms with other wearable sensing modalities, and to develop and implement real-life experimental paradigms.

Applicants are invited for a 2-year position at the Center for Ear-EEG, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University. The position is available from 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Expected start date and duration of employment
This is 2–year position available from 1 April 2023 or as soon possible thereafter.

Job description
Ear-EEG enables discreet and unobtrusive monitoring of brain activities from electrodes placed in and around the ear. The vision of ear-EEG is to enable brain monitoring in real-life. Ear-EEG has a wide range of potential applications within health monitoring, brain-computer-interfaces, hearing prosthetic devices, sleep monitoring and consumer products.

We are seeking a research assistant or postdoctoral researcher to advance our ear-EEG recording platforms, to integrate the ear-EEG platforms with other wearable sensing modalities, and to develop and implement real-life experimental paradigms. We are looking for a candidate who has practical experience with biomedical instrumentation, experience with measuring physiological signals, and the patience and persistence it takes to make it work in real-life environments.

The tasks are quite interdisciplinary, and you do not necessarily master all the disciplines; you will become a part of a highly skilled and experienced team of engineers and researchers, and the tasks will be solved in collaboration with the team.

The development of the ear-EEG recording platforms includes electrical instrumentation for dry-contact electrodes and integration with other sensor types. A part of this is also the mechanical design of devices and ear-EEG earpieces, wherefor practical experiences with 3D CAD modelling and 3D printing technologies is an advantage.

The tasks are both related to the general advancement of our ear-EEG recording platform, and also to specific requirements given by a couple of externally funded research projects.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a MSc or PhD degree within Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related fields. The applicant must have a background and interest in instrumentation for recording of physiological signals in real-life environments. In addition:
  • practical experiences with 3D CAD modelling and 3D printing technologies,
  • recording and analysis of electroencephalography (EEG) signals, and
  • experience with design of neuroscience experiments is an advantage.
The applicant must have good oral and written communications skills and be proficient English speaker.

Who we are
The Center for Ear-EEG is a research center at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University. The center has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and an internationally leading group of researchers. The center serves as a framework for research projects with the aim of developing technologies and methods related to ear-EEG, and for investigation of applications of ear-EEG.

We are a group enthusiastic and highly motivated researchers and engineers, with quite diverse backgrounds and research fields, all sharing the vision of advancing real-life brain monitoring. See  https://ece.au.dk/ear-eeg for more information about the Center for Ear-EEG, the people involved and the current research projects.
 
What we offer
  • A strong research group.
  • A collaborative, supportive and friendly environment with a high level of professionalism.
  • A well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.
Place of work and area of employment
You will be employed by Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University. The place of work is Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Contact information
For further information, please contact: Professor Preben Kidmose, +45 4189 3321, email: pki@ece.au.dk.
 

Application procedure

Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Preben Kidmose

Preben Kidmose Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Biomedical Engineering +4541893321 pki@ece.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - HR Department +4525580678 nat-tech.HR.team2@au.dk

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Deadline: Wednesday 15 Feb 2023 at 23:59 CET