Research Assistant in Brain-Computer Interface

University of Sheffield - Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 4 months full time (part-time will be also considered)

Working Pattern: Full-time (part-time will be also considered)

Faculty of Engineering

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We are looking for a Research Assistant to support Dr Arvaneh’s team in the development of novel assistive devices controlled by physiological signals such as brain signals (i.e. a BCI system). BCI (Brain Computer interface) allows users to control an external device (e.g. a robotic hand) using their thoughts. Using appropriate sensors and data processing algorithms, BCI maps patterns of brain activity associated with a volitional thought (e.g. movement imagination) onto signals suitable for communication and control.

Our team works on a variety of BCI projects focusing on signal processing and machine learning algorithms for different applications such as communication, navigation, controlling exoskeletons, stroke rehabilitation and improving cognitive performance. Our mission is developing advanced assistive devices and rehabilitation tools for severely disabled people. You will be a part of our team and will contribute in a number of ongoing BCI projects by conducting experiments, analysing data, developing signal processing and machine learning algorithms and preparing the results for publication.

This position is funded by University of Sheffield. It is fixed-term for 4 months full-time. Part-time options will also be considered.

You will be supported and encouraged in all aspects, but will be required to work with a good level of independence, carrying out planning and organisation at a high level. You should have an undergraduate/postgraduate degree in a relevant area and demonstrate strong background in signal processing, machine learning and programing. Hands-on experience with EEG is desirable. You will have enthusiasm and persistence and will gain a wide range of skills.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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