Postdoctoral Researcher at the Biomedical Signal Processing and Interpretation (BIOSPIN) Research Group – GreenELECTRO Project

Introduction to the vacant position:

The  Biomedical Signal Processing and Interpretation Group (BIOSPIN) at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher on the development of algorithms for ECG signal analysis and validation of novel biodegradable ECG electrodes. The contract will be within the framework of the “Green Electrodes for Sustainable Electrophysiology” (GreenELECTRO) project, funded by the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

(PI: prof. Raimon Jané)

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design and development of algorithms for ECG analysis from novel biodegradable electrodes and classical sensors.
  • Data acquisition of ECG signals for electrical characterization of the novel electrodes.
  • Creating a Database of ECG recordings.
  • Comparison of different electrodes for cardiac signals.
  • Validation of ECG eco-sustainable electrodes
  • Proposal of multimodal physiological biomarkers and validation for health monitoring
  • Proof-of-concept with the biodegradable ECG electrodes.

Requirements for candidates:

  • Degree on any field of Engineering and PhD on Biomedical Engineering.
  • Expertise in protocols for comparison of different sensors and wearables in cardiac signals.
  • Expertise in laboratories for signal acquisition of respiratory and cardiac signals.
  • Knowledge on data analysis and biomedical signal processing.
  • Experience in collaboration with hospitals in projects for clinical applications
  • Experience in Postdoctoral positions
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork and collaboration, Commitment, Proactivity, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English

We Offer:

How to apply:

Until July 24th 2024, an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: PR2-RJ.

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Principles of the selection process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R)

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”

IBEC actively looks for female candidates for Senior positions ensuring that at least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview have to be women with comparable level of CVs as the male candidates. At the end of the evaluation process, in case of equal merit, priority will be given to female candidates.

For candidates with children that come from outside Barcelona, we offer babysitting services during the interview, so you don’t have to worry about anything else than doing a good interview. Contact us if you are interested in this service.  

IBEC, as a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), will consider, especially for early-stage investigators, much more the scientific content of research outputs, than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it were published.

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Personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection process.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, with an annual budget of 22 Mio€; 4.150 square meters of facilities; 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 400 people from 35 different countries.

The BIOSPIN group of IBEC is located at the Building C in the Campus Diagonal-Besòs of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·Barcelona Tech (UPC).