Postdoctoral research position on Embedded Sensory-Motor Models for Functional Nerve Stimulation
This is 2-years postdoc position to do research at the intersection of biomedical systems and computer architecture, focusing on the implementation of biophysical models of the human sensorimotor system on embedded systems. You will work on this collaborative project that will be conducted by the Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) and the Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems (CAES) groups.
Stretch feedback is an important component of motor control. Impairment due to stroke, spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis causes non-cooperative movement and unstable gait and balance that deteriorates the quality of life. Within this project, you will work in a research team to develop a new class of neuroprosthetic interface that mimics the behaviour of biological stretch reflex systems to tackle postural stability problems. The project's scope spans multiple disciplines, with significant components involving computational modelling of neuromuscular systems and their implementation on FPGA-based embedded systems. Expertise in these areas and artificial neural network applications is required to achieve the goals of the project.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before 14-03-2024, and include:
- A cover letter (maximum 2 pages A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications, and motivation to apply for this position
- Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications, if applicable, and contact information of, at least, two academic references (one of them should be your PhD advisor).
- An IELTS-test, Internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT), or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE). Applicants with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet. TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).
For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Utku S. Yavuz (email@example.com) or Nikolaos Alachiotis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the department
Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) is a multidisciplinary group based in Electrical Engineering, focussing on finding solutions for medical challenges via signal and system analysis.
The Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES) group conducts research and education in computer architecture and computing systems with a particular emphasis on embedded systems.
About the organisation
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.