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KU Leuven

ERC Postdoc Position: Interface Circuit Design for Physiological Recordings with Wearable Sensors

2022-01-31
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The work will be performed within the research division Micro- and Nanosystems (MNS) in collaboration with the STADIUS-BIOMED lab at the Electrical Engineering Department (ESAT) at KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university (Reuters, 2018). MNS comprises about 30 researchers (postdocs, PhD students and technicians) from eleven different countries and is led by Prof. Michael Kraft. MNS offers a dynamic, thriving and interdisciplinary environment and works on a wide portfolio of research projects, including high-precision physical microsensors, resonant based sensors, bio-medical and biochemical sensors, neuro-probes, energy harvesting, micromachined ultrasound transducers and interface circuits for micro-devices. The MNS core laboratory is the 450 m^2 cleanroom in the KU Leuven Nanocentre (see https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/mns/labs) which hosts more than 30 state-of-the-art tools for micro- and nanofabrication and an active user base of more than 90 researchers. The project involves a close collaboration with the STADIUS-BIOMED group at the same department (https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/stadius/research.php?view=BioMed).

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Responsibilities

This job opening covers a research position (1 or 2 years) for a postdoctoral or senior researcher in the frame of an ERC project on next-generation wearable neuro-technology and neuro-sensor networks.  The candidate will take the lead in the discrete electronic design of a highly miniaturized and low-power wireless EEG sensor node, as well as the validation and integration within a brain-computer interface use case. For the latter, the candidate will interact with PhD researchers working on software/hardware aspects within the ERC project, and will have the opportunity to coordinate the integration process towards a working prototype.

Profile

Candidates should have a strong expertise in electronic design, as well as experience with the recording of weak electrophysiological signals (preferably for EEG, although this is not a strict requirement). 

Additional research/development experience in any of the following topics is a plus:

  • hands-on experience with recording EEG signals
  • hands-on experience with wearable sensor design
  • hands-on experience in design and testing of low noise analog circuits (preferably for recording physiological signals)

Candidates should be motivated, independent, critical, and should have strong team-player skills. Excellent proficiency in the English language is also required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.

Offer

  • An exciting interdisciplinary research environment at KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university(Reuters:https://www.reuters.com/innovative-universities-europe-2018/profile?uid=1 )
  • The opportunity to improve leadership skills (including supervising PhD students).
  • The possibility to participate in international conferences and collaborations
  • A contract for at least 1 year (with the possibility to extend it with 1 extra year) with a competitive monthly stipend.

Interested?

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter with a statement why this project fits with your expertise, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of 2 references.

Please do not postpone submitting your application until the deadline. Applications are continuously monitored, and it could be that the vacancy closes before its end date if a candidate has been found.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Michael Kraft, tel.: +32 16 37 37 56, mail: michael.kraft@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. ir. Alexander Bertrand, tel.: +32 16 32 18 99, mail: alexander.bertrand@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than January 31, 2022 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

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Titel
ERC Postdoc Position: Interface Circuit Design for Physiological Recordings with Wearable Sensors
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Plats
Oude Markt 13 Leuven, Belgien
Publicerad
2021-11-25
Sista ansökningsdag
2022-01-31
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