Research Assistant/Research Associate in Wearable Electronics

£31,740 - £43,350
06 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

X 2 Research Assistant/Research Associate in Wearable Electronics for Personal Healthcare Systems

Research Assistant salary in the range: £31,740 - £33,370 per annum

Research Associate salary in the range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum

Fixed-term appointment up to 12 months

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Department summary

The academic staff of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department have wide-ranging expertise in circuits and systems, biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, control and power, intelligent systems and networks, and optical and semiconductor devices.

Role summary

Applicants are invited to apply for a new position in the Wearable Technologies Lab at either Research Assistant or Research Associate level. This position is funded by a major EPSRC grant to support self-management of chronic conditions using intelligent healthcare technologies. The aim of this project is to create a small, light-weight, and low-cost novel wearable wireless technology to monitor patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). To work on this project, we are looking for outstanding candidates with a strong experience and proven track record in the following research areas:

  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Real-time algorithms development
  • Low power electronics for wearable sensing
  • Data analytics

The successful candidate will require:

  • Excellent programming skills for low-power microcontrollers, mobile phones and embedded systems.
  • Knowledge of low-power hardware design techniques.
  • Deep understanding of signal processing methods applied to physiological signals.
  • Expertise in using numerical software such as Matlab and Octave.
  • Ability to prototype in Matlab, Python, C/C++.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.

Any additional experience in sensor design, system integration, or clinical trial management will be highly desirable.

For a Research Assistant level position, the candidate must have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. For a Research Associate level position, the candidate must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines together with a strong publication record.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof. Esther Rodriguez Villegas at

For more details about the research and working at Wearable Technologies Lab please see:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to  (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20170162SA. Further information is also available on the job description.

Closing Date: 26 June 2017 (midnight BST)

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