Research Position on Remote Sleep Monitoring TU/e, Netherlands (Full-Time)

The Electronic Systems (ES) group within the Department of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) seeks to hire an outstanding postdoc within the field of remote vital signs monitoring.

The Department of Electrical Engineering teaches highly motivated Masters of Science, designers and doctoral candidates, and carries out breakthrough research in its field. The department has three spearheads: Connected World, Care and Cure, and Smart Sustainable Systems. In this project, the candidate will investigate how camera-based monitoring can be used to monitor the respiratory flow in sleep patients.

The ultimate goal is to detect and quantify the severity of sleep apnea using such remote monitoring techniques. To be able to differentiate between obstructive and central apnea, respiratory effort and airflow have to be measured simultaneously. To this end, the candidate will combine and extend existing camera-based remote thermography (RTG) and remote PPG techniques. One of the major challenges in building real-world systems based on these remote sensing principles lays in the detection of the relevant body parts (i.e., nostrils, skin, chest) while the patient is partially covered with sheets and might be turning around while sleeping. For this purpose novel, AI-based detection and tracking algorithms need to be developed. Your project should result in a technical demonstrator that is validated in a real sleep clinic with real patients.

Salary
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Have free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactic, and topics related to research and valorization.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children’s daycare and sports facilities.
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Job Requirements

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with excellent grades.
  • Excellent knowledge of signal processing and systems.
  • Solid programming skills (e.g., in Matlab and C, C++ or Labview).
  • A team player that enjoys working in multicultural teams.
  • Good communication and organization skills.
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and presenting).
Application Process

To apply for this position, the following documents should be uploaded:

  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and key achievements in a research project(s);
  • a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work;
  • a cover letter explaining their motivation and suitability for the position;
  • contact information of two references;
  • copies of diplomas with course grades;
Application Deadline: January 31, 2021.

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