Job Offer + Ph.D in Brain Computer Interface & Robotics

Early Stage Researcher (PhD fellowship)
Brain Machine Interfaces for Motor Neurorehabilitation using Robotics

From € 35.000 per annum (3 years)
Applications are invited for the above -post- position to work with Prof. Javier Minguez on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work at BitBrain 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 Zaragoza.

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. BitBrain Technologies is a pioneer company in Neurotechnology bringing the latest results on Neural engineering to society. The PhD candidate will carry out research in the context of neurorehabilitation where the neural interfaces will be used to monitor and control the rehabilitation process. The objective will be the development of signal processing and machine learning techniques able to detect in real-time cognitive neural processes related to the motor rehabilitation task such as the attention to the motion, the workload during the process or the mismatches between executed and expected movements. 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, electrical engineering and/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 2013.

This full-time position is available from the 1st of September 2013 with a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months. Please visit for more information on Spanish national regulations. For information about the Biomedical Engineering School see,which is one of the most active in Spain.

Applications will be sent to before July 8th.

Please indicate clearly in your application the reference number for this fellowship – ESR017.

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