PhD Studentship on Hearable Systems (Fixed Term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

A fully funded 3 years (overseas or home) PhD Studentship is provided through a donation from Nokia Bell Labs to work in the general area of hearable devices and systems under the supervision of Prof Cecilia Mascolo.

The project will focus on understanding the potential and applications of devices worn around the ear for the purpose of fitness and health tracking. The specific aim of the studentship can range from systems contribution to efficient devices (given the form factor) to the novel exploration of the sensing capabilities of devices as well as the algorithmic innovation related to improving healthcare and fitness tracking through such devices.

The candidate we are looking for should be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual capable of thinking and working independently. Applicants are expected to have or obtain a Master's Degree in addition to First-class honours degree or good upper-second class honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent standard from an overseas university, in a relevant subject such as computer science, biomedical engineering or information engineering. These positions are open to UK citizens or overseas students.

Full details of the University's entrance requirements and scholarships are specified on the following link: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

Application Process

  • An application through the University Application Portal:

https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/cscspdpcs

Your online application will need to include: Two academic references, an academic transcripts, a CV, a developed research proposal of no more than 3,000 words in the general area of research defined above. Please indicate Prof Mascolo as potential supervisor.

Note that you are also encouraged to apply for all available University scholarships in the standard way with your application.

  • A separate statement of max 1000 words indicating why you wish to be considered for the studentship and which qualities and experience you will bring to the role. This should be sent separately by email to Prof Cecilia Mascolo cm542@cam.ac.uk with subject of the email containing this advert reference NR38745.

Project-related enquiries can be made to Prof Cecilia Mascolo cm542@cam.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications is 4th December 2023. Interviews will take place via Zoom in January 2023.

Please quote reference NR38745 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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