Internship offer “Triangulating mind wandering using biophysical signals Early Stage Researcher” (PhD fellowship)
Brain-Machine Interfaces for Cognitive State Detection

Around 20,000.00€ (7 months)

Applications are invited for the above position to work with Prof. Javier Minguez and Prof. Luis Montesano on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work at BitBrain Technologies (spin-off company of the University of Zaragoza) on the topic of Brain-Machine Interfaces for Cognitive State Detection.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a joint venture between a Neurotechnology company and the Biomedical Engineering School, on an EU funded project in Neural Engineering with a focus on Neurorehabilitation using Robotic systems (NETT). BitBrain Technologies is a pioneer company in Neurotechnology bringing the latest results on Neural engineering to society. The PhD candidate will carry out research in the context of neural interfaces to monitor and control the cognitive state during long tasks. The objective will be the development of signal processing and machine learning techniques able to detect in real-time cognitive neural processes related to attention and mind wandering using a multi-modal interface. Applications are encouraged from highly numerate students with B.Sc or M.Sc. degree in biomedical/electrical/computer engineering and from PhD students working on related areas.

The fellowship includes the possibility of collaboration during the internship with Prof. Jordi Calvo of the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña and with Dr. Wolfram Erlhagen of the Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Candidates must be therefore be able to move between countries as necessary.

Candidates must be in the first 4 years of their research careers and not been awarded a doctorate degree. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in biomedical-neural engineering, electrical engineering and/or computational neuroscience. As part of our commitment to promoting diversity we encourage applications from women. To comply with the Marie Curie Actions rule for mobility, applicants must not have resided, worked, or studied in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to January 2016.

This full-time position is available from the 1st of Janaury 2016 with a fixed-term contract for a period of 7 months. Please visit http://www.empleo.gob.es/en/index.htm for more information on Spanish national regulations. For information about the Biomedical Engineering School see http://i3a.unizar.es/postgrado/index_master_EN.php,which is one of the most active in Spain.

Applications will be sent to hr@bitbrain.es. The post will remain open until the position is filled. Please indicate clearly in your application the reference number for this fellowship – ESR018.