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PhD student Biomedical Signals and Systems

The INTENSE (Innovative NeuroTechnology for Society) project connects important advances in our understanding of brain function to a recent surge in the …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2395 - € 3061 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The INTENSE (Innovative NeuroTechnology for Society) project connects important advances in our understanding of brain function to a recent surge in the technological possibilities to write to and read from the brain.

We look for a talented researcher with a passion for studying the function of the brain in cognition and motor control by analysing signals recorded from the brain, those related to motor behaviour, as well as heart rate, skin conductance, and eye movements. The focus will be mainly on Parkinson’s disease patients with/without making use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to suppress motor symptoms. You will set up and coordinate experiments performed in the lab as well as in the e-health house to study fundamental aspects of motor behaviour and the effects of DBS in patients, as well as observing these patients in a daily life situation, respectively. One of the aims of the project is to determine whether by making use of the state of the patient therapeutic settings can be tuned to optimize the conditions for the performance of different types of activities (e.g. reading, communicating, walking or other physical activities requiring accurate motor control) using an on-demand approach.

Functie-eisen

  • You are an enthusiastic researcher and highly motivated.
  • You have a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Technical Medicine, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related topic, with excellent experimental and theoretical skills including programming skills for the development of signal analysis algorithms and handling large data sets
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • You have good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • You are fluent in English.

Conditions

  • As a PhD student at the UT, you will be appointed on a fulltime position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating scientific environment
  • Salary and conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO- NU)
  • You will receive a salary ranging from €2.395,- gross per month at the start to € 3.061,- in the fourth year
  • Excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme
  • A training program in which you and your supervisors will make up a plan for additional suitable education and supervision.

We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with colleagues and researchers from various disciplines, and partners from industry.