12/04/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

15 AffecTech Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    AffecTech
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    Neurosciences
    Psychological sciences
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/06/2017 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Europe
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    722022
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    722022

We are recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) who must be eligible to enrol as PhDs, and who will benefit from a unique doctoral training programme to become the future generation of European researchers who will revolutionise affective health research and improve decentralise health care system through innovative personalised technologies.

Below is a summary of current ESR vacancies at time of publication, as advertised by members of the AffecTech Consortium. AffecTech is a network funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (grant agreement No 722022). Please contact the individual institutions for more details.

ESR 1. Design and develop interactive prototypes integrating biosensors and electronic hardware for capturing emotional response, i.e. respiration, heart rate, and for mapping them through actuators, i.e. haptic, temperature.

Skills: Electronic prototyping (Arduino), actuators, biosensors, and biosignal data analysis.

Institution: Lancaster University. Lancaster, UK

Deadline: 01.06.2017

Contact: Corina Sas; c.sas@lancaster.ac.uk

https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1807

ESR 2. Design and develop interfaces for representing emotional experiences through images and/or sounds or touch-based metaphors.

Skills: Interaction design, interface and visual design, user experience, mobile app development.

Institution: Lancaster University. Lancaster, UK

Deadline: 01.06.2017

Contact: Corina Sas; c.sas@lancaster.ac.uk

https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1808

ESR 5. Investigating the role of self-reports in emotional sense making and self-regulation in mental health. This research will involve working to understand the self-management strategies and needs of people with mental health difficulties, and particularly bipolar disorder. It will look at the refinement and evaluation of different strategies for mobile self-reporting, and evaluating their effectiveness with respect to the different motivations for use of self-reports. It will involve work with both patients and clinical collaborators.

Skills: Interaction design, mobile application prototyping. Applicants should have a strong interest in human-computer interaction and m-Health.

Institution: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: 15.05.2017

Contact: Gavin Doherty; gavin.doherty@tcd.ie

ESR 8. Research into designing and testing an online protocol supported by the use of mobile devices for the training of cognitive reappraisal, integrating physiological, experiential, and cognitive variables by means of ICT solutions. The research will also involve conducting clinical trials in order to test the efficacy and clinical utility of the designed ICT protocol and mobile devices.

Skills: Applicants should have experience in the use of neurophysiological tools and neuroimaging (including EEG and NIRS), should have experience in the application of the ICTs in particular virtual reality and telemedicine, in clinical psychology and clinical trials, and be familiar with the emotional regulation field. A preferential title is the previous knowledge of virtual reality hardware and software, and emotional regulation technologies, including biofeedback and biosensors.

Institution: Universidad Jaume I Castellón, Spain

Deadline: 30.04.2017

Contact: Cristina Botella; botella@uji.es

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/185134

ESR 9. Virtual Reality based biofeedback training on mobile devices for stress management.

Skills: This project supports the use of virtual reality as advanced biofeedback tool, specifically in mobile systems. Specifically, the project wants to explore how virtual representations of emotional stimuli can be best integrated in biofeedback treatment, and how they can be supported through mobile devices. A methodology integrating experimental design and control studies with in depth interviews with both clinical and non-clinical population will be employed.

Institution: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Deadline: 21.04.2017

Contact: Giuseppe Riva; giuseppe.riva@unicatt.it

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/195254

http://progetti.unicatt.it/progetti-ateneo-milano-brescia-piacenza-e-cremona-assegni-di-ricerca-legge-240-2010-art-22#content

ESR 10. Mobile and wearable self-help technologies for capturing emotions and their regulation in real life.

Skills: background in human-computer-interaction in particular persuasive interfaces, experience in implementing mobile and wearable technologies, knowledge in collecting and processing sensor data including inertial measurement units, ECG, EMG, EOG, and EDA.

Institution: Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 15.05.2017

Contact: Bert Arnrich; bert.arnrich@boun.edu.tr

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/179865

ESR 11. Personal electronic stress assistant.

Skills: background in machine learning and/or statistics, experience in designing experiments involving human subjects, knowledge in collecting and processing sensor data including inertial measurement units, ECG, EMG, EOG, and EDA.

Institution: Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 15.05.2017

Contact: Bert Arnrich; bert.arnrich@boun.edu.tr

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/179865

ESR 12. Adaptive wearable systems for emotional processing and cognitive reappraisal in depression. Conduct scientific research studying interactive systems for supporting personal health, in particular for understanding emotion regulation, integrating wearable biosensors with interface and experience design.

Skills: Successfully completed your MSc degree, preferably in a topic that combines psychology and technology, such as Human-Technology Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience or Applied Cognitive Psychology. Research experience in the area of affective disorders. Affinity with extensive data processing of continuous (psychological and physiological) signals.

Institution: Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Deadline: 30.04.2017

Contact: Tim Leufkens; tim.leufkens@philips.com

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/207611

ESR13. Design and develop mindfulness training technologies to support emotion regulation in affective disorders. This involves investigating mindfulness training by integrating wearable EEG sensors with multimodal feedback to facilitate awareness of the individuals’ cortical activity and enabling modification. Experimental and longitudinal studies to test the adoption of mindfulness training technology and its long-term impact on affect regulation will be required.

Skills: Successfully completed your MSc degree, preferably in a topic that combines psychology and technology, such as Human-Technology Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience or Applied Cognitive Psychology. Research experience in the area of affective disorders.

Institution: Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Deadline: 01.06.2017

Contact: Corina Sas; c.sas@lancaster.ac.uk

https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1809

ESR 14. Develop a platform for integrating the wearable systems developed throughout the projects of PhD 1-13.

Skills: Advanced biosignal processing (EMG, EEG, EDA, ECG, BVP, Respiration, Accelerometer, temperature) for the creation of software plugins and embedded signal processing in microcontrollers. Development of integration APIs and synchronization mechanisms on Wireless sensor networks. Good communication capabilities to support the integration of several technologies of the project.

Institution:PLUX Wireless Biosignals, Portugal

Deadline: 15.05.2017

Contact: Hugo Gamboa; hgamboa@plux.info

ESR 15. Undertake proof of concept studies of evolving emotion regulation technologies developed through AffecTech.

Skills: First degree in Psychology and successfully completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a Psychology, healthcare or technology subject. Experience of clinical research, longitudinal studies, ethics, user studies, qualitative research methods.

Institution: NHS, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK

Deadline: 15.05.2017

Contact: Heather Iles-Smith; Heather.iles-smith@nhs.net

Benefits

PhD students will benefit from joint interdisciplinary supervision, secondments in academic and non-academic institutions, and an innovative training programme on training events on foundation of emotion regulation, biosignal analysis and wearable sensors, as well as local courses on transferable and research skills. In Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, the ESRs will be employed full-time for three years, and paid a competitive salary (adjusted for the host country), including mobility allowance and a family allowance (subject to family situation at the time of recruitment).

Additional comments

AffecTech is a network funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (grant agreement No 722022). It provides a cutting-edge multidisciplinary doctoral training programme dedicated to the design, development and evaluation of personal technologies for affective health bringing together human-computer interaction researchers, biomedical engineers, and clinical psychologists from across Europe. It aims to advance the understanding of how wearable technologies can empower people to understand their emotion and develop adaptive emotion regulation strategies responsible for modifying emotional responses in daily life. The network brings together eleven institutions from the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Turkey, in order to contribute to the development of:

•Wearable systems for capturing emotion regulation

•Applications for understanding emotions and their regulatory processes

•Interactive tools for training adaptive emotion regulation strategies

•Theoretical contributions to emotion regulation research in everyday life

The AffecTech Consortium comprises: Lancaster University, UK (coordinator); Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan, Sweden; Trinity College, Ireland; University of Oxford, UK; Universita Di Pisa, Italy; Universitat Jaume I De Castellon, Spain; Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy; Bogazici Universitesi, Turkey; Philips Electronics, Netherlands; The Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust, UK; Plux - Wireless Biosignals, Portugal; as well as a range of prestigious associate partners such as Stanford University, Carnegie Melon University, University of California at Santa Cruz, and University of New South Wales.

Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

To be eligible:

  • The candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project (short stays such as holidays are not counted).
  • The candidate must be within 4 years of the diploma granting access to doctorate studies at the time of recruitment and has not yet been awarded the doctorate degree.
  • The candidate may be of any nationality.
  • The candidate must work exclusively for the project during the employment contract.
  • The candidate must fulfil the conditions to be admitted in the PhD programme indicated in the Job Vacancy.

According to the grant rules, to be eligible for an ESR position, applicants cannot have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the recruiting institution for more than 12 months during the previous 36 months.

We are only recruiting Early Stage Researchers who, at the time of recruitment are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

To summarise, the post is for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) and applicants must be eligible to enrol as PhDs. The position is offered in conjunction with a PhD position, and will be subject to the ESR satisfying the individual University’s admissions requirements for PhD study.

They must have (or are expected to obtain by October 2017) the equivalent of a Master degree in one of the following fields (or related disciplines): Computer science, Interaction Design, HCI, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, or Health Studies.

More information about eligibility criteria and Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Networks can be found in: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/itn/index_en.htm

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