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Research Associate in Sleep-Disordered Breathing

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering - Department of Computer Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £37,099 to £39,347 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 22nd March 2024
Job Ref: UOS040298

Summary:

Are you passionate about advancing paediatric healthcare through cutting-edge AI technology? We are seeking a motivated Research Associate to join our team and apply their skills in machine learning and multimodal analysis to develop innovative mobile health solutions for diagnosing sleep disorders in children.

You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including the Pervasive Computing Group in the Department of Computer Science, the Sleep and Respiratory Medicine at the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and a sleep medicine company - Passion for Life Healthcare Ltd, with world leading reputation in AI, healthcare, and sensor technologies. We have a dynamic and supportive environment that values innovation and impact.

The role offers you the opportunity to contribute to the design and implementation of a smartphone-based solution for monitoring paediatric sleep health, by playing a key part in sleep breathing data collection and processing, advancing multimodal AI algorithms, and evaluation. You will work closely with the hospital team for data collection and processing. Through association with Insigneo Institute and Healthy Lifespan Institute (HELSI), you will also have opportunities to expand your professional network in healthcare.

You will hold (or be close to completion of) a PhD in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related area with a track record in signal processing, deep learning, and multimodal data analysis. As you will be responsible for processing sleep disordered breathing sound data, a good understanding of audio processing would be an advantage. Experience in developing solutions for healthcare applications, particularly in the realm of sleep disorders, is highly desirable.

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 from across the world, 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. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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