PhD position in Sensor and Information fusion for Health monitoring at University of Southern Denmark 2020

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), in Odense invites applications for a fully-funded position as PhD fellow in Health informatics and technology. The position is available starting 1. January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project details:

This project will explore methods for sensor and information fusion that allow to setup and tailor specialized medical systems dedicated to specific medical needs. For any kind of sensor network, sensor fusion plays an important role. Sensor fusion can be applied to enhance the quality of a signal, to separate different signal sources from one another, or to reveal new diagnostic information.

The candidate will work on unobtrusive techniques to acquire hemodynamic information from a patient. This will include the design, building and testing of sensor devices as well as modelling and simulation of physiologic mechanisms in relation to hemodynamic signal modulation.

Worth of Award

  •  Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).


You have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, computer engineering or similar, where:

You have formal qualifications in the development and implementation of

  • Electronic circuits
  • Embedded systems
  • Signal processing

combined with an interest to apply this to bodily interaction and clinical settings.

Furthermore, the candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • Interest in close trans-disciplinary collaboration with PhD fellows and senior researchers that investigate Life Science in order to merge these perspectives into your own work.
  • Interest in participating in developing and testing concepts and equipment in clinical studies.
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Knowledge, experience and skills in the following – or related – topics will be considered benefits:

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Control theory
  • Physiology
  • Matlab, Python, numPy
  • Mobile app programming

As a PhD student you are expected to communicate scientific results in English (written and spoken) and to communicate clearly with project participants in either English or Danish.

How to Apply

The application must be in English and must include – the required forms must be found at the Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • A short PhD research proposal featuring: title, aim/objective, background, expected contribution, proposed methodology, work plan, bibliography (maximum five pages including references). Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both original and translated into English.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • References, if any. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, if available. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
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Deadline: The deadline for application is November 30, 2020.


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