[Comp-neuro] Post-Doc Opening in Biosignal Analysis for Assistive Technologies

Giacinto Barresi Giacinto.Barresi at iit.it
Tue Oct 27 13:24:45 CET 2015

===> Post-Doc Opening in Biosignal Analysis for Assistive Technologies

Info: http://iit.it/en/openings/research-departments/advanced-robotics-openings/3019-post-doc-opening-in-biosignal-analysis-for-assistive-technologies.html

The Biomedical Robotics Lab at the Department of Advanced Robotics (ADVR) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), (http://www.iit.it/en/advr-labs/biomedical-robotics-lab-new.html ), an English-speaking research Institute, is looking for a highly motivated, full-time postdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of biosignal analysis for assistive technologies.
This position is dedicated to research and development of novel solutions for the processing and analysis of biosignals in the context of the project TEEP-SLA, funding by Fondazione Roma. This is a new project that proposes the creation of novel assistive technologies for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patients. We are especially looking into satisfying the patients’ social interaction and communication needs with innovative patient interfaces and associated robotic technologies.

We are looking for an outstanding scientist with a PhD in biomedical engineering, robotics, or other fields related to brain-computer interfaces or biomedical signal processing. The successful candidate will mainly focus on EEG signal processing techniques for BCI, but the work shall also consider the contribution of other indices of patient internal conditions (like temperature and skin conductance) as integrative sources of information for interaction with technological devices.

The scientist will work in a multidisciplinary team including roboticists, biomedical engineers, interaction researchers and healthcare professionals. Field studies (involving patients, their relatives, and healthcare professionals) will be an integral part of the work, serving both to refine system specifications and to assess new technologies. This research will advance the state of the art in biosignal analysis for BCIs, enabling greatly enhanced patient experience during the use of assistive communication and social interaction systems.
The position includes theoretical and hands-on research, supervision of PhD students, and support with the general activities of the lab.

Desired qualifications:
- PhD degree in biomedical engineering, robotics, or related fields.
- Experience in biosignal analysis, preferably EEG signal processing for BCI applications.
- Excellent publication record in biomedical signal processing.
- Experience with tools for real-time data acquisition and online feature extraction.
- Experience with machine learning techniques.
- Experience interfacing computer systems and technological (e.g. robotic) devices.
- Strong interest in assistive technologies and in field studies.
- Creativity and proactive attitude.
- Strong communication and English language skills (written and spoken)
- Independent and persistent personality, strong team player

The salary will depend on qualifications and experience and will include additional health benefits.

To apply, please send electronically (1) your detailed CV with list of publications, (2) university transcripts, (3) your best first-author paper, (4) a cover letter outlining motivation and statement of research interests/plan and (5) contact information of at least two references to leonardo.mattos at iit.it by November 15th, 2015 stating “TEEP-SLA Post-Doc” in the subject of the e-mail. Only complete applications will be evaluated.

Please note that this position is contingent on the signature of the relevant Grant agreement.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data.
We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.
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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Info: http://iit.it/en/openings/research-departments/advanced-robotics-openings/3019-post-doc-opening-in-biosignal-analysis-for-assistive-technologies.html

Giacinto Barresi, PhD
Research Fellow

Biomedical Robotics Laboratory
Advanced Robotics (ADVR) Department
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Via Morego, 30
16163 Genova (Italy)

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Email: giacinto.barresi at iit.it
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