Postdoctoral Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 13, 2020
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Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
To assist an ongoing research project on “Movement as vital sign in preterm infants”, the person will analyze long-term physiological recordings from preterm infants collected in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The research examines how spontaneous movements may affect respiratory activity, specifically cessations of breathing. This data analysis will use an algorithm to identify movements from the PPG signal and relate these movements to the respiratory signal.

Data analysis and visualizing data - 70%

Literature search - 15%

Written summary of completed tasks - 15%

Satisfactory completion of this task will require a PhD in Bioengineering, with a focus on signal processing. Advanced programming abilities and experience in machine learning are required.

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