Interdisciplinary PhD Admission in Brain Machine Interfacing

Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship)*

*Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation via Robotics*

From € 35.000 per annum (3 years)**

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Applications are invited for the above post to work with Prof. Javier
Minguez on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Neural
Engineering to underpin work at Bit&Brain Technologies (spin-off company of
the University of Zaragoza) on the Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor
Neurorehabilitation using Robotics. The successful candidate will register
for a 3 year PhD in the Biomedical Engineering School of the University of

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. Bit&Brain Technologies is a pioneer company in
Neurotechnology bringing the latest results on Neural engineering to the
society. The PhD candidate will carry out research in the context of
neurorehabilitation for stroke patients, where one of the key points is to
use the neural interfaces to monitor and control the rehabilitation
process.  In this direction, the objective will be the development of
signal processing and machine learning techniques able to detect in
real-time neural processes related to the motor tasks such as those
preceding movement or during the intention of movement. Applications are
encouraged from highly numerate students with B.Sc or M.Sc. degree in
biomedical/electrical/computer engineering.

The fellowship includes a three-month secondment in the second year working
with either Dr Simon Schultz in the Department of Bioengineering at
Imperial College London, UK, with Dr Bert Kappen in the Department of
Medical Physics and Biophysics at Stichting Katholieke Universiteit,
Nijmegen, Netherlands or with Dr Wolfram Erlhagen in the Department of
Mathematics and Applications at 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 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 Sept 2012.

This full-time post is available from the 3rd of September 2012 with a
fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months. Please visit for more information on Spanish
national regulations.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Javier Minguez ( <>).  Please note that applications
sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.  For information
about the Biomedical Engineering School see **,which is one of the
most active in Spain.

Applications will be sent to before the July 8th. Please
indicate clearly in your application the reference number for this
fellowship – ESR016.

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