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Postdoc position in Pain Rehabilitation

 This position includes translational research on the treatment of pain using novel devices, as well as brain imaging studies, data analysis, and machine learning to elucidate the working mechanism of the treatments and the condition itself. You will also conduct studies to further improve and develop devices and treatments, with the ultimate goal of relieving people from their chronic and debilitating pain.


Information about the department and the research
Our group developed a novel treatment for phantom limb pain (PLP) using myoelectric pattern recognition (machine learning) for the decoding of motor volition, and virtual and augmented reality for real-time biofeedback. This treatment is now used worldwide. However, the mechanism underlying PLP is still unknown. This position is related to the translational research involving clinical, behavioral, and brain imaging studies to better understanding of pain due to sensorimotor impairments and it's treatment.

The position is within the Center for Bionics and Pain Research (CBPR), a multidisciplinary engineering and medical collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. The mission of CBPR is to develop and clinically implement technologies to eliminate disability and pain due to sensorimotor impairment. The person will be officially employed at the Department of Electrical Engineering, where we conduct internationally renowned research in biomedical engineering, antenna systems, signal processing, image analysis, automatic control, automation, mechatronics, and communication systems.

Major responsibilities
Your main responsibilites will include:
- Design and implementation of clinical trials.
- Design and conduct behavioral and brain imaging studies.
- Literature reviews on treatments and epidemiology of pain.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, rehabilitation, psychology or related field awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). A different position than a postdoc could be open for a senior researcher with exceptional qualifications. The position requires experience in research, study design, and publication. Experience in supervision, clinical studies, animal studies, brain imaging, machine learning, and data science is meritorious.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of three years (two years initially with a possible extension to three years).

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

CBPR is located within Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Mölndal, and you can read more about our work and our team at https://cbpr.se/

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220311 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe how you can contribute to CBPR's research program.


Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.


Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Application deadline: 2 January, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Max Ortiz Catalan, Systems and Control
maxo@chalmers, +46 708461065

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
 


 

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