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Research Assistant (Speech Decoding Technology)

Job title Research Assistant (Speech Decoding Technology)

Department Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Salary Starting from £28,929, rising to £35,308

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Wednesday 24 May 2023

Closing date Wednesday 07 June 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM10635

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We have an excellent opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

About the role:

This is a project (dSPEECH) funded by EPSRC of UK. The project will leverage innovations in cutting-edge machine learning and deep learning technologies for speech decoding. This remains an excitingly nascent and under-explored field, which aims to address by developing novel feature representations of the brain signal, resulting in new prediction coefficients and sequence-to-sequence models for decoding speech using invasive brain-computer interfaces (ECoG/SEEG). 

This position is offered on a full time (36.5 hours), permanent basis.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Zhang on or Dr Pei on Please ensure you submit your application through our website.

About you:

We aim to recruit a Research Assistant who has rich experience on brain signal processing and brain-computer interfaces.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A first degree in a relevant subject
  • Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter
  • Awareness of up to date developments in the field of research
  • The ability to write research reports and disseminate outcomes
  • Confidence in communicating with a diverse range of stakeholders

A Masters degree would be a bonus but is not essential.

About us:

The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering carry out basic and applied research at the frontiers of engineering and science. We specialise in advanced sensor technologies, sustainable power distribution and space science.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. The Department currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver award and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusivity within the Department.  We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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