PhD candidate 'Big Sleep Data'

PhD candidate 'Big Sleep Data'

Published Deadline Location
7 Dec 28 Feb Nijmegen

Job description

We are looking for a PhD candidate (or junior postdoc) combining data science/AI, wearable EEG technology, and big sleep data. Will you join our ambitious team?

Specifically, the PhD project will focus on:
  • Developing a database for large datasets of neurophysiological sleep recordings together with multimodal analysis strategies/pipelines.
  • Integration/fusion of neurophysiological data from different sensors with non-physiological data and annotations.
Most sleep research works with very small datasets of laboratory-based polysomnography. In this project, we will leverage recent developments in wearable sleep technology to collect, curate and analyze large, multimodal datasets of electrophysiological sleep recordings.

Embedded in and funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) - Doctoral Network Lullabyte within the Horizon Europe Programme of the European Commission, the successful candidate will collaborate within a group of 10 PhD students, 10+ senior scientists, and several industrial partners across Europe to work on the intersection of sleep neuroscience, data science, and musicology.

Read more about the 10 PhD positions open in the MSCA Doctoral Network "Lullabyte" on the effects of music/sound on sleep.

The successful candidate will lead different research projects within this general framework under supervision of neuroscientists and computer scientists. You will locally and internationally cooperate with a highly interdisciplinary set of collaborators and participate in the vibrant Donders Graduate School.

Specifications

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

Requirements

We are looking for an enthousiastic PhD candidate with a strong interest in sleep/dream research and music. You have the capacity and willingness to participate in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, international research environment. Candidates who only partially meet this profile are nonetheless strongly encouraged to apply!

Furthermore:
  • MSc-level background in Computer Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Data Science, ML, AI or adjacent fields.
  • Strong background in Machine Learning, Programming, Signal Processing, Statistics.
  • Proficiency in Python, SQL, web development/backend/applications or similar.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
Important:
  • Applicants must not have finished a PhD degree before the date of recruitment.
  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the last 36 months before the date of recruitment.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

The starting date is flexible between April-September 2023. Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 2.789 and € 3.536 (scale 10A) based on full-time employment.
  • An annual vacation allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the Cao UMC.

Employer

Radboudumc

The project is hosted by the Donders Sleep and Memory Lab and embedded in the infrastructure of the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute provides a unique and stimulating learning environment for young researchers, including a high-profile graduate school and in-house methodological expert courses. Sleep research is a vibrant and rapidly growing field at the Donders Institute, with several research groups in human and animal sleep research.

Research Institutes
At the moment there are more than 1,300 PhD candidates at our medical hospital. This number includes PhD candidates on our pay roll as well as external candidates (those employed somewhere else but researching on our premises).
  • Radboud Institute for Health Sciences: ± 700
  • Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences: ± 400
  • Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences: ± 200
Read what it is like to do a PhD at the Radboud University Medical Center.

Radboudumc
Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc

Additional information

Any questions? Please contact Dr. Martin Dresler, associate professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Specifications

  • PhD; IT
  • Natural sciences; Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2789—€3536 per month
  • University graduate
  • 174543-P1118919-1

Employer

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10, 6525 GA, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

Any questions? Please contact Dr. Martin Dresler, associate professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Any questions? Please contact Dr. Martin Dresler, associate professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Make sure to apply no later than 28 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).