Share this Job

Marie Curie ITN Early-Stage Researcher

Requisition ID:  4426

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £41,526.00 - £55,750.00 


Closing Date: 14 November 2020

The Role

The Intelligent Sensing Laboratory is looking to appoint an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) to work on the European H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network RISE-WELL (critical Solutions for Elderly Well-being). 

The RISE-WELL training network brings together three European academic partners and three industrial partners. You will undertake a research project to develop intelligent electronic systems to enable the remote monitoring of human behaviour in home environment especially in interaction with assistive technologies (ESR9). The Project will include building electronic circuit for the measurement and transmission of the electromyogram as well as other signals and the development of lean computational algorithms for real-time function. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work in an international group with industrial partners developing technology of the future.

In addition to the Living allowance, you will receive allowance for mobility (€21,600) and family (€18,000, where applicable). In addition to this, you will have access to a generous training and travel budget.   We would like to welcome into our team a colleague who can help us to co-create ambitious goals and turn ideas into actions. 

Further enquiries can be directed to Dr Kia Nazarpour via email on Kianoush.Nazarpour@newcastle.ac.uk or via telephone on +44 (0) 191 2086860.


The role is full time, fixed term for 3 years.


As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles.  These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.


Key Accountabilities


  • Design and develop appropriate electronic circuit board for the measurement and transmission of biosignals  
  • Collabroate closely with the rest of the team in design of home-based testing of the developed system
  • Write up research results for submission to peer-reviewed journals and presentation at international conferences and 
  • Where possible, travel to project partner institution for further training 

The Person 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 


  • Strong knowledge and technical skills in at least one of the following would be an advantage:  PCB design, circuit modelling and design and basic machine learning
  • Proficient in quantitative data analysis and statistics 
  • Experience of presenting research work (Desirable) 
  • Publications in this or a relevant/related area (Desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Ambitious with a demonstrable drive to succeed and to produce work at the highest level
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Capacity for critical and original thought
  • Willingness to work flexibily and independently (Desirable)




  • BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Biomedial Engineering or industry level experience of designing electronic circuit  
  • MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Biomedial Engineering or industry level experience of designing electronic circuit  (Desirable)


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.


Requisition ID: 4426