The Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ulm invites applications for a full time, senior research position (m/f/d) starting as soon as possible; remuneration and benefits according to TV-L E13 regulations. One year appointment (80%-100%) with option for renewal.
A major challenge in low resource settings is to find affordable technology to improve the care of critically ill patients. Through the Wellcome Trust VITAL project we have been developing mobile health solutions for vital sign monitoring of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City. This project will focus specifically on developing these further for monitoring fluid shifts in patients with severe dengue fever.
Specific project aims are to develop a motion-aware, wearable bioimpedance to track disease progression and monitor fluid leakage. Together with our partners of Oxford University in Vietnam, the device will be characterized for sensitivity to fluid shifts. The work will lead to new strategies for monitoring patients in challenging settings.
Job description, duties and tasks
You will conduct fundamental and applied research in IoT sensor systems design for medical wearables. You will work on and contribute to scientific publications in top-ranked journals. We expect you to establish a strong research track in the field of sensor fusion, embedded machine intelligence and robust bioimpedance sensing. You are expected to successfully work with our collaborators and proactively manage your research projects. You will mentor students at all levels, including bachelor, master, and Ph.D. Finally, you will strengthen your skills in acquiring research funding and further develop your own research profile.
Your profile and qualifications
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about digital technologies and health care applications for global health. You can work both independently and in a team. You have a successful history of delivering reliable and creative work.
You must bring:
• an excellent command of English (oral and written)
• a doctoral (PhD) degree in biomedical or electronics engineering (or related field)
• excellent microcontroller programming skills
• experience in biomedical electronics, embedded electronics, biomedical signal analysis, biomedical sensor data processing.
• several publications in internationally recognized journals
We would like you to bring:
• experience in working in a clinical setting or collaborating with clinicians
• exposure to machine learning for biomedical timeseries
• Basic command of German
• Interest in teaching
• experience in supervising students