Postdoc in Machine Learning and Sensory System Design for Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Wearable Computing

DTU Compute
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Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) and DTU Compute’s Section for Cognitive Systems, invite applications for an appointment as post doctoral researcher within machine learning and sensory system design for Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Wearable Computing. The position is available from 1 March, 2017 or according to mutual agreement.

CACHET is an interdiciplinary research center spanning the technical and health sciences and consists of a unique academic network of researcher working together on the design, realization, evaluation, and implementation of personal health technology.   

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations.   

The aim of this position is to engage in research and innovation with Danish health technology industry as supported by a grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark.  

Responsibilities and tasks
The post doc position is part of the project ’Biometric Healthcare Research Platform for research in psychiatric and neurological diseases using sensor technologies’ (BHRP), which is supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark in cooperation with the Danish company ’iMotions’.   

There is an increasing interest within healthcare research to investigate if it is possible to monitor and diagnose psychiatric and neurological diseases more efficiently using various types of sensors during people’s daily lives (in-the-wild). This post doc position will research software architectures for mobile, ubiquitous and wearable computing and will 

  • make a technical review of physiological sensors (EEG, Heart rate, GSR) to be used for the ‘in-the-wild’ platform
  • participate in the design of experiments and data analysis approach
  • analyse data from two ‘in-the-wild’ experiments with special emphasis on handling missing/noisy data and multi-modal integration
  • facilitate technology transfer to the company
  • document and disseminate research results through technical reports and scientific papers.

Other content of the position: 

  • Limited teaching primarily in terms of MSc. Thesis and PhD supervision
  • Dissemination and demonstration of technology for general audience
  • Administrative task in terms of project management


  • A PhD degree or equivalent.      
  • A research background in data analysis including machine learning, signal processing and/or statistical methods is required.
  • Experience with physiological measurements and/or neuroscience is a definite advantage.
  • Strong analytical and scientific skills as documented in scientific publications
  • Strong communication and collaborations skills, enjoying working in a team
  • Motivated by health applications
  • Experience in working with industry
  • Supervision experience of e.g. MSc. students.
  • Project management experience

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.   

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years (with the possibility of an extension or part-time employment at iMotions). 

Workplace: DTU Lyngby Campus and iMotions, Copenhagen.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Tobias Andersen,, tel.: +45 4525 3687.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.  

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.  

The CopenhAgen Center for HEalth Technology is a strategic research partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the Medical and Health Faculty at the University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark. Through evidence-based technological research, CACHET will create the foundation for new personalized health technologies and products for the benefit of citizens and the society in general. The vision is to promote and support healthy living, active ageing, and chronic disease prevention and management.  

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.