BP Postdoctoral position at the University of Girona, Spain

Deadline for application: Feb 20th 2019

The research group Modeling, Identification and Control Engineering (MICELab) is seeking a researcher (PhD holder or equivalent) to work on diabetes research in one of the leading groups in the development of the artificial pancreas worldwide.

Candidates will join a multidisciplinary and multi-center team developing projects conducted by the Universitat de Girona and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in collaboration with three leading research hospitals: Hospital Clínic i Universitari de Barcelona, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia and Hospital Francesc de Borja de Gandía.

Research will be conducted on artificial pancreas and related technologies, such as continuous glucose monitoring and automatic patient monitoring using artificial intelligence techniques.

No. of positions available: 1

REQUIREMENTS

Career Stage

R3: Established Researcher (researchers who have developed a level of independence)

Required Education Level

  • Degree: PhD or equivalent
  • Degree Field:
    • Computer science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics

Additional Requirements

a) PhD holding date*:

Between Jan 1st 2011 and Dec 31st 2016

b) Have, at the time of joining the recipient organisation, a minimum of 2 years’ postdoctoral experience outside of Spain. This postdoctoral experience may, irrespective of the type of link, have occurred in different institutions, provided that the total postdoctoral stay/visit is of at least two years.

c) They must not have resided or worked in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to date of submission of the application. In the case of refugee researchers, the mobility rule shall be applied from the date of obtaining official recognition as a refugee under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

(* special conditions under certain situations)

Qualifications

Candidates should have experience in design and simulation of control systems and should demonstrate proficiency in modelling and simulation applications, preferably utilising Matlab/Simulink, and/or experience in machine learning techniques. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic and greatly interested in fundamental research. In addition to this, excellent communication skills are important for this position and a good command of the English language is required.

 

PROJECT TERM AND CONDITIONS

Terms and conditions of the grants for incorporating postdoctoral research staff into the Catalan science and technology system within the Beatriu de Pinós (BP) programme:

The Beatriu de Pinós 2018 Program is co-funded by the European Union through the COFUND program (contract number 801370) of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions under the framework program Horizon 2020 to hire researchers by excellence programs that foster of transnational mobility.

Grant duration: 3 years

More info: http://agaur.gencat.cat/en/beques-i-ajuts/convocatories-per-temes/Ajuts-per-a-la-incorporacio-de-personal-investigador-postdoctoral-al-sistema-catala-de-ciencia-i-tecnologia-dins-del-programa-Beatriu-de-Pinos-BP-2018

Enrolment will start in Fall 2019.

 

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

You may contact Prof. Josep Vehí (josep.vehi@udg.edu)

Interested applicants are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, academic records, the names of two professional referees, a list of publications, a summary of their PhD thesis and a cover letter stating their motivation to:

Prof. Josep Vehí

Institut d’Informatica i Aplicacions

Campus Montilivi. Edifici P4

Universitat de Girona

17071 Girona. SPAIN

josep.vehi@udg.edu

 

Postdoctoral position at the University of Girona, Spain

Deadline for application: Jan 20th 2019

The research group Modeling, Identification and Control Engineering (MICELab) is seeking a researcher (PhD holder or equivalent) to work on diabetes research in one of the leading groups in the development of the artificial pancreas worldwide.

Candidates will join a multidisciplinary and multi-center team developing projects conducted by the Universitat de Girona and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in collaboration with three leading research hospitals: Hospital Clínic i Universitari de Barcelona, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia and Hospital Francesc de Borja de Gandía.

Research will be conducted on artificial pancreas and related technologies, such as continuous glucose monitoring and automatic patient monitoring using artificial intelligence techniques.

No. of positions available: 3

REQUIREMENTS

Career Stage

R2: Recognised Researcher (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)

R3: Established Researcher (researchers who have developed a level of independence)

Required Education Level

  • Degree: PhD or equivalent
  • Degree Field:
    • Computer science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics

Additional Requirements

PhD holding date*:

Position 1: between Jan 1st 2017 and Dec 31st 2018

Position 2: between Jan 1st 2014 and Dec 31st 2016

Position 3: between Jan 1st 2008 and Dec 31st 2015

(* special conditions under certain situations)

Qualifications

Candidates should have experience in design and simulation of control systems and should demonstrate proficiency in modelling and simulation applications, preferably utilising Matlab/Simulink, and/or experience in machine learning techniques. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic and greatly interested in fundamental research. In addition to this, excellent communication skills are important for this position and a good command of the English language is required.

 

PROJECT TERM

Enrolment will start in Fall 2019.

Position 1: 2 years

Position 2: 3 years

Position 3: 5 years, with the possibility to have a permanent position if the relevant accreditations are obtained

Enrolment and salary are according to the Spanish Universities regulations.

 

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

You may contact Prof. Josep Vehí (josep.vehi@udg.edu)

Interested applicants are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, academic records, the names of two professional referees, a list of publications, a summary of their PhD thesis and a cover letter stating their motivation to:

Prof. Josep Vehí

Institut d’Informatica i Aplicacions

Campus Montilivi. Edifici P4

Universitat de Girona

17071 Girona. SPAIN

josep.vehi@udg.edu

 

PhD scholarship at the University of Girona, Spain

The research group Modeling, Identification and Control Engineering (MICELab) is seeking a PhD student to work on the development of an artificial pancreas for control of type 1 diabetic patients. Candidates will be involved in the project mSAFE-AP: Solutions for the improvement of efficiency and safety of the artificial pancreas by fault-tolerant multivariable control architectures, a high-profile research project funded by the Spanish government and other public and private agencies with the participation of leading research Hospitals and companies. The overall objective of this project is the design of an efficient and safe artificial pancreas in normal free-living use, by means of new multivariable reconfigurable fault-tolerant control architectures.

mSAFE-AP project is conducted by the Universitat de Girona and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) in collaboration with three leading research hospitals: Hospital Clínic i Universitari de Barcelona, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia and Hospital Francesc de Borja de Gandía.

 

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in engineering, together with experience in design and simulation of control systems. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in modelling and simulation applications, preferably utilising Matlab/Simulink. The successful candidate must be enthusiast and greatly interested in fundamental research. In addition to this, excellent communication skills are important for this position and a good command of the English language is required.

 

Project term

Enrolment and salary are according to the Spanish Universities regulations. Enrolment will start in early 2019. The Ph.D. student will be appointed for a period of one year, extensible up to three years.

 

Information and application

You may contact Prof. Josep Vehí (josep.vehi @ udg.edu)

 

Interested applicants are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, academic records, the names of two professional referees, a list of publications, a summary of their M.Sc. thesis and a cover letter stating their motivation, to

Prof. Josep Vehí
Institut d’Informatica i Aplicacions
Campus Montilivi. Edifici P4
Universitat de Girona
17071 Girona. SPAIN
josep.vehi @ udg.edu

MICELAB at DTM 2017

The 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting will be held from November 2 to November 4, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Prof. Josep Vehí and PhD students Charrise Ramkissoon and Aleix Beneyto are presenting their work at the Conference. Prof. Vehí will also be moderating the session “Artificial Intelligence for Decision Support”.

The meeting’s goal is to assemble technology developers and users to facilitate creation of new and cost-effective tools—including an artificial pancreas—to help people with diabetes. The meeting will particularly emphasize original data. Scientists and clinicians will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas in both formal and informal settings, and gain insight into how to help decrease the physical and psychological burden of diabetes.

CHASE 2017. BIGDATA4HEALTH Workshop

chase2017The Second IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies, will take place in Philadelphia, USA, July 17-19, 2017

IEEE/ACM CHASE is a leading international conference in the field of connected health. It aims at bringing together researchers worldwide working in the smart and connected health area to exchange innovative ideas and develop collaborations.

On Monday July 17th, Iván Contreras is presenting the paper “A Hybrid Clustering Prediction for Type 1 Diabetes Aid: Towards Decision Support Systems based upon Scenario Profile Analysis” in the BIGDATA4HEALTH Workshop, organized in conjunction with IEEE CHASE 2017. BIGDATA4HEALTH focuses on bringing together researchers and practitioners in mobile computing, biomedical and machine learning to showcase the progress, algorithms, and applications of analyzing and extracting knowledge from large-scale datasets for smart and connected healthcare.

 

IFAC 2017 World Congress

logoIFAC2017small_2The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, will take place in Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2017

The IFAC World Congress is the forum of excellence for the exploration of the frontiers in control science and technology. This Congress is attended by a worldwide audience of scientists and engineers from academia and industry. It offers the most up-to-date and complete view of control and automation techniques, with the widest coverage of application fields.

On Monday July 10th, Aleix Beneyto is presenting the paper “Closed-Loop Blood Glucose Control Using Insulin and Carbohydrates in Front Meals and Exercise (I)“.

On Tuesday July 11th, Charrise Ramkissoon is presenting the paper “Meal Detection in the Artificial Pancreas: Implications During Exercise (I)“.

SMART-Diabetes at pHealth 2017

smartdiabetesIvan Contreras, MICELab researcher, is attending the conference pHealth 2017 to present the paper “Adaptive Workflows for Diabetes Management: Self-Management Assistant and Remote Treatment for Diabetes”.

The 14th International Conference on Wearable, micro & Nano Technologies, pHealth 2017, will be held in Eindhoven on 14-16 May, 2017.

phealthpHealth 2017 is the 14th event in a series of international conferences on personalized health, to cater for patient needs and to facilitate patient engagement. pHealth has evolved to a truly interdisciplinary meeting of international experts by combining medicine, technologies, biomedical engineering, legal, ethical, social, and organizational aspects and impacts, with basic research for enabling future care paradigms.

More info about the SMART-Diabetes Project can be found in the Research Projects’ section in our website.

Science without Borders

Ciência sem Fronteiras (Science without Borders) is a scholarship programme that chiefly aims to provide extended education for highly qualified human resources in the best foreign universities and research institutions in order to promote the internationalisation of national science and technology, and to encourage the studies and research of Brazilians abroad with the significant expansion of exchange experiences and the mobility of graduation students.

Currently, two Assistant Professors at Federal University of Technology – Paraná, Campus Guarapuava – have just started the Doctoral Programme in Technology within the MICELab research group at Universitat de Girona.