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tclancy76
11-21-2002, 04:58 AM
Funding for a joint project between WPI and UMass-Amherst is "highly
likely" from NIH to develop and evaluate novel array-based instrumentation
to measure the electrical activity (EMG) of muscles. This advertisement is
for a Research Assistant position at WPI. Prior biomedical engineering
experience is NOT necessary.

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working student with a strong
background (or interest) in fundamental areas of applied signal processing
and communications engineering. Additional strength in basic analog
circuit design would be helpful. At WPI, we will be designing and
producing a printed-circuit-based array sensor (and PC-based data
acquisition system). With our UMass partners, we will collect
electrophysiologic data (using the array at UMass). Jointly, we will
develop MATLAB-based array-processing algorithms to extract information
from the recordings.

A Ph.D. candidate is strongly preferred to an M.S. candidate. Evidence
of a committment to high-quality research (e.g., via prior publications
submitted/accepted/published in high quality journals) and a strong faculty
recommendation are important qualifications. Applicants should be fluent
in the use of MATLAB (or some equivalent signal processing software).

If funded by NIH, Research Assistant support could begin in the fall of
2003 and last up to two academic years (including the intervening summer).
A January 2003 start date might be possible for candidates who are willing
to apply (and are selected) for a Teaching Assistant position within the
ECE department at WPI (converting to RA support in the fall of 2003, based
on performance). Some travel to UMass-Amherst will be required (less than
one hour driving distance from WPI).

Additional information is available at http://www.wpi.edu/~ted.

If you are interested, please contact:
Ted Clancy, Assistant Professor
ECE Department, WPI
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
ted@wpi.edu

Thank you,

Ted Clancy

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Edward (Ted) A. Clancy, Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Tel: (508) 831-5778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Fax: (508) 831-5491
Atwater Kent Room 304 e-mail: ted@wpi.edu
100 Institute Road web: http://www.wpi.edu/~ted
Worcester, MA 01609 http://www.ece.wpi.edu/research/csp2
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