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NBE Summer jobs 2020

The call for applications is open 14-28 January 2020.

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Master`s thesis position available on User Experience in Biomed

We are looking for a design student to join our multinational and multidisciplinary team. The topic for the Masters Thesis includes:

  • Conducting user research to specify the requirements for the system. This includes possible visits to sites in Finland, Italy and Germany.
  • Designing the user experience (and user interface) for a novel biomedical device, which will be used for both research and clinical applications.

Preferred starting time: January 2020 or as soon as possible.

The work is done as a part of ConnectToBrain project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and conducted as a collaboration between Aalto School of Science, University of Chieti, Italy, and University of Tübingen, Germany. The work on the Masters Thesis project is financially compensated according to the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering guidelines up to 6 months.

The call is open until 15 Dec 2019

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MSc thesis worker position in Biomedical Ultrasonics

Ultrasound provides unconventional means to manipulate human tissue on microscopic and macroscopic levels. When intended, ultrasonic exposures generating sonic force fields can be applied from a distance, e.g. through the skin, in a non-destructive manner.

Our research at the Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory (MEDUSA) in the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE), Aalto University, focuses on innovating new ultrasound platforms for biomedical use with a goal to translate these into hospital and research environments, typically through the commercialization route. The technology typically relies on non-linear ultrasonics, which enables actuation and manipulation of matter (e.g. moving molecules/particles, generation acoustic streams, levitation, liquid micro-jets). Most of the applications are intended for diagnostics and advanced therapy in the field of cancer management.

The call is open until 7 Jan 2020

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Two Ph.D. students for multimodal neuroimaging of emotions and cognition in social contexts

The work involves use of naturalistic stimuli (movies and narratives) in neuroimaging studies of emotions and cognition in social contexts.

One of the Ph.D. students will engage in development of multimodal neuroimaging data analysis methods. The neuroimaging methods include functional magnetic resonance imaging, magnetoencephalogaphy, and electroencephalography, as well as compelementary behavioral measures. Ideally this candidate should have a background in engineering, physics, mathematics or equivalent, and have skills in Matlab and Python. The ideal candidate has a master's degree, but it is also possible to start as a M.Sc. student working on masters/diploma thesis.

The other Ph.D. student should have background in psychology, cognitive science or equivalent, and a keen interest in studies of the neural basis of emotions and cognition in social contexts. The student should have or develop in the context of the project strong enough computational and programming skills to be able to participate in data analysis with the engineering student.

The call is open until 20 Dec 2019

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Postdoctoral researcher, PhD, MSc, and/or BSc student positions (up to 4 recruits)

We are looking for highly motivated researchers and students to join our multinational and multidisciplinary team to make a great impact in how the human brain can be stimulated and treated with AI-controlled closed-loop magnetic stimulation.

The goal of the ConnectToBrain* project is to develop next-generation multi-locus transcranial magnetic stimulation techniques that allow to shift the locus (site in the brain) of the stimulation electronically and the algorithms to stimulate brain networks in a feedback-controlled way. This European Research Council (ERC) Synergy project is conducted as a close collaboration between Aalto University, Finland, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, and University of Tübingen, Germany.

*Connecting to the Networks of the Human Brain,

We are looking for exceptional candidates to participate e.g. in the following tasks:

  • Designing and building multilocus TMS (mTMS) coil arrays that will eventually cover most of the cortical mantle and will allow accurate real-time control of the location, direction, intensity and timing of millisecond-time-scale sequences of brain-activating pulses.
  • Designing and programming the mTMS user-interface software and the interface of this software to the stimulation hardware and to the software for signal analysis and AI control systems.
  • Algorithms for brain connectivity and real-time brain activity estimation based on high-density EEG and MRI for brain-state-dependent and closed-loop transcranial magnetic stimulation.

The call is open until 15 Dec 2019

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Summer jobs 2019

The deadline for applications was 28 January 2019, and the call is closed. The summer job descriptions have been archived here.


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