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bcaulfield18
09-04-2006, 08:16 PM
Job opportunities in University College Dublin:
2 Post Doctoral Researchers
1 Research Engineer

We are seeking 3 highly motivated individuals to conduct a series of studies on neuromuscular electrical stimulation in humans as part of a recently funded Enterprise Ireland Innovation partnership grant.

This project involves collaboration between Bio-Medical Research (BMR) Ltd., and the Schools of Physiotherapy and Performance Science and Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin.

The aim of the project is to develop and refine novel techniques for neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) applied to cardiovascular exercise and management of obesity, treatment of low back pain, and management of incontinence.


Full details of these job opportunities and application procedures can be accessed at
http://www.ucd.ie/personl/html/vacancies/2006/academic/002540.htm (position 1)
http://www.ucd.ie/personl/html/vacancies/2006/academic/002541.htm (position 2)
http://www.ucd.ie/personl/html/vacancies/2006/academic/002539.htm (position 3)


POSITION 1: Post Doctoral Researcher (Sports and Exercise Science) Fixed-term 18-month post
Location: School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science
Reporting to: Dr. Brian Caulfield

Purpose
To develop, test, and refine novel techniques for neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) applied to cardiovascular exercise and management of obesity. .

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

a.. Conduct literature reviews in areas relevant to project aims
b.. Development and refinement of novel NMES parameters and application protocols
c.. Carry out relevant research to determine efficacy of NMES protocols and prototype devices.
d.. Compose reports relating to results and outcomes of above.
e.. Presentation of results at national and international level will be expected.
Selection Criteria


Mandatory

a.. PhD in Physiotherapy, Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science or a related area.
b.. Proven track record in research publication.
c.. Excellent documentation skills
d.. Proven work planning and teamwork abilities.
e.. Experience in neuromuscular electrical stimulation, exercise testing, and analysis of human performance
Desirable

a.. Experience in biomedical electronics, especially electrotherapy.
b.. Experience in development and testing of prototype neuromuscular electrical stimulation devices
POSITION 2: Post Doctoral Researcher (Biomedical Engineering) Fixed-term 18-month post
Location: School of Electrical , Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Reporting to: Dr Madeleine Lowery
Purpose
To conduct a series of studies to simulate the electrical stimulation of nerve and muscle tissue.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and with others in academic and industrial environments. Also

a.. Conduct literature reviews in areas relevant to project aims
b.. Develop computational models of neuromuscular electrical stimulation using finite element methods
c.. Carry out relevant research to determine efficacy of models
d.. Compose reports relating to results and outcomes of above
e.. Presentation of results at national and international level will be expected.
Selection Criteria


Mandatory

a.. PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline.
b.. Proven track record in research publication.
c.. Excellent documentation skills
d.. Strong computer, data analysis, written and oral communication skills
e.. Proven work planning and teamwork abilities.
f.. Experience in biological modelling and simulation with a proven track record in the development of electromagnetic models
Desirable

a.. Experience in biomedical electronics, especially electrotherapy.
b.. Experience in modelling of functional electrical stimulation and finite element analysis methods

POSITION 3: Research Engineer Fixed-term 2-year post
Location: School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science / BMR offices (Galway)
Reporting to: Dr. Brian Caulfield
Purpose
The development, commissioning and maintenance of a PC-programmable muscle stimulator system for use in clinical research studies. The devices must be CE approved under the Medical Device Directive.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

a.. Development of real-time embedded and PC software for electrical stimulation systems.
b.. Circuit prototyping and testing.
c.. System integration -circuits, software & mechanical
d.. System verification using emulation tools
e.. Maintenance of design control documentation.
f.. Test house liaison, safety and EMC.
g.. Device commissioning and training.
h.. Device upgrade, maintenance and technical support to users.

Selection Criteria


Mandatory

a.. Honours degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
b.. Min. 3 Years experience in embedded systems real-time software development with mixed signals.
c.. Proven track record in delivery of an integrated system.
d.. Excellent documentation skills
e.. Proven work planning and teamwork abilities.
Desirable

a.. Experience in biomedical electronics, especially electrotherapy.
b.. Circuit design skills




Dr Brian Caulfield
School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 7166511