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Research Associate

University of Leicester - Engineering

Location: Leicester
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th June 2024
Closes: 26th June 2024
Job Ref: 10175

Vacancy terms: Full time, Fixed term until 30/09/24

About the role

We are seeking Research Assistant to join our interdisciplinary team based at the School of Engineering and Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester. The post is a full time role funded by BHF Accelerator ECR Interdisciplinary Fellowship fund.

At Leicester, we have translated preclinical understanding of electrical restitution in ventricular arrhythmogenesis, into the development of LifeMap, a more accurate risk assessment for sudden cardiac death (SCD) and ventricular arrhythmia (VA). The post will be central to developing novel signal processing and machine learning methods with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of our LifeMap technology, with the aims to develop VR-induced stress tests, potentially offering clearer data and benefiting patients with mobility issues.

This role is part of a collaboration with senior colleagues in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and School of Engineering at the University of Leicester and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

About you

With a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field, we are looking for someone with experience in developing machine learning algorithms. This should include proven experience of working within a highly interdisciplinary team, with a good publication record. You should be able to demonstrate proficiency in data analysis, machine learning, and AI methodologies, especially as applied to biomedical data.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr. Xin Li at xin.li@leicester.ac.uk.

We anticipate that interviews will be held early June 2024.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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