We are looking for an engineer (or a STEM graduate) to work as a Pre-Doctoral Researcher and pursue a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Engineering Group at the University of Valladolid. The research will be focused on non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI). This technology establishes a communication pathway between our brains and the environment without using muscles or peripheral nerves. In other words, BCI systems allow external applications and devices to be controlled using only the user’s brain activity. BCI technology has great potential in a wide range of applications. The most direct one is the design of assistive systems for people with severe motor impairments or paralysis, allowing them to communicate and control devices. BCIs also have medical applications, potentially being used as a treatment for conditions such as stroke, or to enhance human cognitive abilities using neurofeedback. In the entertainment industry, BCIs could help to create more immersive games or virtual reality experiences in the future.
The employee will carry out the Ph.D. in the field of non-invasive BCIs, designing, developing and evaluating new methods and applications to improve the current state-of-the-art of this technology; either within the field of neurofeedback, application control, neurorehabilitation and/or virtual/augmented reality. Throughout the program, the candidate will gain expertise in the fields of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, signal processing, and clinical studies. Initially, we offer a 2-year contract that will allow the employee to apply for national, regional or local competitive contracts to extend their funding until the Ph.D. is finished.
Keywords: electroencephalography, signal processing, programming, artificial intelligence, neurotechnology.
More information about our research in the BCI field:
· Research group: http://gib.tel.uva.es/research.php
· MEDUSA©: https://medusabci.com/
· Commit to pursue the Ph.D. by compendium of publications in the research group, which may be defended after the publication of 3 or more scientific articles (3 to 5 years).
· Have 300 ECTS credits (bachelor + master) or equivalent.
· Engineering qualification or similar STEM studies. For example, Biomedical Eng., Telecommunications Eng., Computer Eng., Industrial Eng., Electronic Eng., Physics, Mathematics, etc.
· Ability and motivation to work in a highly multidisciplinary field such as BCI, which involves neuroscience, artificial intelligence, signal processing, and clinical studies.
· Basic/medium knowledge of Python, and general interest in programming.
· Weighted mark of the studies higher than 7/10.
· Fluency in English (≥ B1).
· Experience with signal processing, especially electroencephalography (EEG).
· Advanced programming skills in Python (e..g, concurrent programming, communication protocols)
· Experience in 3D application development in Unity or a similar graphical engine.
· Experience in the development of pattern recognition techniques, machine learning and deep learning.
· Professional level in English (B2, C1 or C2).
· Full-time temporary contract (37.5h/week).
· Duration of 2 years.
· To start as soon as possible (preferably February 2023).
· In person in Valladolid, Spain.
· Salary: €21,000/gross yearly (12 prorated payments).
HOW TO APPLY
The request must be accompanied by:
1. Curriculum Vitae.
2. Transcripts of degrees/masters completed (with an average grade for each of them).
3. (Optional) Letters of motivation and/or recommendation.
These documents will be attached to an e-mail addressed to Dr. Roberto Hornero (email@example.com) and Dr. Víctor Martínez-Cagigal (firstname.lastname@example.org), writing as subject: “PRE-DOC BCI APPLICATION”.
Selected candidates will be interviewed via videoconference as soon as possible.
- Ciudad : Valladolid
- Organización : Biomedical Engineering Group - University of Valladolid