Research Associate in Wearable Health Technology

Job summary

The so-called Hearables paradigm, that is, in-ear sensing of vital signs and neural function, remains largely uncharted territory, yet it possesses intrinsic advantages. This includes a highly sensitive and robust measure of the Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electrocardiogram (ECG), respiration, and blood oxygen from the ear canal. The post-holder will be working on further development of our Hearables platform, especially on the aspects of...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02154
  • Date posted 19 May 2022
  • Closing date 5 June 2022

Job description

Job summary

The so-called Hearables paradigm, that is, in-ear sensing of vital signs and neural function, remains largely uncharted territory, yet it possesses intrinsic advantages. This includes a highly sensitive and robust measure of the Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electrocardiogram (ECG), respiration, and blood oxygen from the ear canal. The post-holder will be working on further development of our Hearables platform, especially on the aspects of hardware-software interface.  

 

In particular, the post-holder will be working on the miniaturisation of the electronics support for Hearables devices, including the data acquisition module, connectivity and synchronisation of the various sensors embedded on Hearables. This will include the design of miniaturised PCBs, programming of microcontrollers, development of the GUI for this platform, and placement, testing, and integration of Hearables sensors.

Duties and responsibilities

Research Duties include:

  • To plan and carry out research in accordance with the project aims and timeframes.
  • Propose new ways of data acquisition for Hearables and work on robust signal processing algorithms for data conditioning.
  • Design and completion of the data acquisition platform, including the integration of the necessary hardware and software.
  • Work on miniaturised design of the electronics data acquisition and processing platform for Hearables.
  • To cooperate with research staff  of the US partner.
  • To act as the representative for Imperial College London in meetings, conference calls and conferences.
  • To present research in conferences, open days and to departmental visitors.
  • To liaise with other members of the team and cooperate with them for the benefit of the project objectives.
  • To develop a sound understanding of ethical and health and safety regulations, and the responsibilities of themselves and their colleagues.
  • To comply with relevant College policies, including Financial Regulations, Equal Opportunities Policy, Promoting Race Equality Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Information Systems Security Policy and Intellectual Property Rights and Register of Interests Policies.
  • To undertake any necessary training and/or development.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by line manager / supervisor.

Essential requirements

Essential requirements include:

  • Research Associate: Hold a PhD in Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
  • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science, or a similarly quantitative discipline or a closely
    related discipline
  • Practical experience physiological data acquisition and transmission from wearables
  • Practical experience on the design of embedded systems for wearables, 

  • Developing and miniaturising PCB layouts (3-4 layers), Analog or Digital (or both) circuit Design and layout within Altium

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof Danilo Mandic at d.mandic@imperial.ac.uk 

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Ms Vanessa Rodriguez- Gonzalez at v.rodriguez-gonzalez@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

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It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

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  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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