Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

PhD Opportunities
Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

About the Role

Reporting to the Research Leader of the Airway Physiology and Imaging Group, this role will be key to the development of novel analytics of respiratory data.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate clinically or physiologically relevant problems and devise analysis plans 
  • Extract features from data using techniques including but not limited to time series analyses, spectral analyses 
  • Evaluate data using standard regression models, mixed models and/or machine learning methods
  • Perform sensitivity analyses and quality control procedures
  • Be competent at evaluating and developing new techniques
  • Summarise, document and communicate results in an effective manner

Essential Criteria

  • Superior feature extraction and data analysis skills 
  • Knowledge of MATLAB, Python, R or related packages 
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following: biological signal processing, data analysis techniques, statistics, pattern recognition/machine learning methods
  • PhD in engineering, information technology, data science, or equivalent experience as a biomedical engineer or data scientist
  • Ability to write for non-specialist audience

Desirable Criteria

  • experience working with biological or physiological data an advantage 
  • previous research publications

About the Institute:

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is a not-for-profit research institute and an internationally recognised research leader in the fields of respiratory disease and sleep disorders. With a world-class team and network of researchers, clinicians and support staff we are committed to improving the respiratory and sleep health of all Australians. The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is ranked as the leading respiratory and sleep research organisation globally and in Australia

We offer:

  • Our warmest welcome (watch a video about the Woolcock)
  • Salary packaging options
  • Vibrant Glebe location
  • Flexible working options
  • Change to be part of a dedicated team

Get in touch

If this opportunity sounds just right for you, please apply via SEEK.com.  We’ll be assessing applications as they are received, and would love to hear how your capabilities, achievements and experience set you apart.

Questions about the role can be directed to Associate Professor Cindy Thamrin via cindy.thamrin@sydney.edu.au

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