Job opportunities

PhD POSITION OPEN IN TRANSPARENT MONITORING OF THE ELDER AT HOME 

Applications are invited for one fully-funded PhD studentship  funded for 3 years. The PhD will be focused on the development and integration of monitoring system for the continuous transparent monitoring of the elder at home.

The call for a PhD in Programme in Bioengineering is now open at this link; (research topic: “Unobstrusive gesture monitoring by skeleton tracking analysis and sensorized objects to early detects frailty in elderly people”); closing date: 6th March 2017.

This studentship will be offered by the NeuroEngineering section of the Nearlab at Politecnico di Milano (www.polimi.it ) within the framework of the Movecare project that is a recently funded EU project starting in 2017. It will offer the opportunity to engage in scientific collaboration within an ambitious, multi-disciplinary and european team. Opportunities to produce and disseminate original research contributions will be provided.

We are looking for a highly motivated young researcher with a background in Computer Science/Biomedical Engineering/machine learning or related fields.

The applicant should have basic skills in Matlab and C++ (or C) and should be interested in learning how to analyse data mainly measured by inertial and pressure sensors to identify degradation indexes. The applicant is expected to be fluent in English.

The preferred start date is the 1st of May 2017. The successful candidate will be offered a contract of 3 years. The position will offer possible future career options on successful completion.

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following items to simona.ferrante@polimi.it before 28.2.2017.

  • A CV outlining experience and qualifications
  • A short paragraph describing the candidates research interest and background
  • Any relevant publications
  • The name of at least one referee

 

POST-DOC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The NeuroEngineering section of the Nearlab at Politecnico di Milano (www.polimi.it ) is seeking to appoint a full-time research fellow who will have a key research role in the development of advanced methodologies for monitoring the elder at home by using sensorized daily life objects and a robotic platform embedded with a video to monitor the elder during specific physical and cognitive activities.

The work will be performed within the Movecare project that is a recently funded EU project.  It will offer the opportunity to engage in scientific collaboration within an ambitious, multi-disciplinary and european team.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doc researcher with a background in Computer Science/Biomedical Engineering/Electronic Engineering/Information Engineering/Machine learning or related fields.

The applicant should have advanced skills in Matlab and C++ (or C). Experience with inertial and pressure sensors and skeleton-based gesture recognition is desirable. The applicant is expected to be fluent in English.

The preferred start date is the 1st of April 2017. The successful candidate will be offered a contract of 1 year. The position will offer possible contract extension for up to two years on successful completion.

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following items to simona.ferrante@polimi.it before 31.1.2017.

  • A CV outlining experience and qualifications
  • A short paragraph describing the candidates research interest and background
  • Any relevant publications
  • The names of at least one references