Senior Researcher in Wearable Devices
The candidate is expected to take a leading role in the development of a next-generation wearable device with bioimpedance capabilities, as part of an international scientific project. Other responsibilities may include work on other projects at EDI, and participation in project proposal preparation.
This is an open-ended position. Funding is guaranteed for 3 years, as part of the PRAESIIDIUM project, funded by Horizon Europe.
— Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related area;
— Strong hands-on experience in embedded programming and electronics;
— Willingness to lead the development of electronics prototypes suitable for use outside of the lab;
— Good spoken and written English.
— Strong publication record;
— Work experience in international academic projects;
— Proven track record of contributions to the development of prototypes (electronics or software), demonstrators, or products;
— Some evidence of leadership, for instance, supervision of student theses, and participation in project supervision;
— Knowledge of fields related to the project, such as physics and medicine.
3200-4500 EUR per month at the start of the project depending on the qualification, subject to increase depending on the performance and formal qualifications attained in the future. This is an extremely competitive rate for the regional academic market and the local cost of living.
— Opportunities for professional growth and work in a team with experienced colleagues;
— Financial bonuses for peer-reviewed publications;
— 8 weeks (40 working days) of paid annual leave;
— Health insurance;
— Free parking;
— Discount for lunch in the on-site cafeteria;
— Opportunities for on-site fitness and sports.
EDI is aiming for a better gender balance and qualified women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
The Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (EDI) is a state scientific institute in Riga, Latvia. EDI is the highest-rated scientific institution in Latvia in the engineering area, as determined by the last two international scientific evaluations of Latvia’s institution in 2013 and 2019. EDI specializes in high-TRL applied research and knowledge transfer. Our mission is to design a better future by creating new knowledge, developing innovative technologies, and demonstrating their practical significance in real-life applications. This mission drives a scientific staff of over 80 people, who are organized in four laboratories: Signal Processing; Space Technology; Robotics and Machine Perception; and Cyber-Physical System labs. We apply our expertise in mobility / automotive applications, industry, health, digital life, and space domains. We are focusing on the following research directions: robotics and machine perception; signal processing and embedded intelligence; smart sensors and IoT; extremely precise event timing; remote sensing and space data processing. Our expertise is complemented by close collaboration with 300+ international partners. EDI has coordinated and participated in numerous EU projects (H2020, EIT, ECSEL, ERA-NET, COST, and others).