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Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher (Computational physics / fractal analysis of complex signals)

The position will be placed at the Quantum Control and Dynamics research group of Prof. Esa Räsänen at the Computational Physics Unit at the Department of Physics. The position belongs to the Key Project Funding Scheme of the Academy of Finland, 2016-2018.

For more information on the research group and its research, please refer to:

Job description: We are seeking for a Postdoctoral or experienced Project Researcher for a fixed-term position of 2 years.

The goal is to extend and apply our toolbox for the analysis of complex time-series data to complex physiological signals. The focus is on nontrivial long-range (fractal) correlations captured in the data by, e.g., detrended fluctuation analysis and power spectral methods. We have previously applied these methods in studies on quantum magnetoconductance, spectral statistics, rhythmic deviations in music, and beat rate variations of heart-cell clusters.

The first practical application in the project is to develop a new predictive tool for clinical heart monitoring or/and recreational health tracking. This work is done in intesive collaboration with the leading researchers in heart research - including novel induced pluripotent stem cell techniques for cellular-level tests - as well as with selected industrial partners.

The tasks will include:

- numerical tests and extensions of our time-series analysis toolbox, including both methodological and software development
- studies on the heart-cell beat variations and electrocardiogram (ECG) data
- launching and completing a pilot project with industrial partners
- collaboration with national and international partners in heart research and computational physics
Requirements: A successful applicant should be a computational physicist/scientist with excellent numerical skills. Experience with C++ and Python programming is highly desirable. The applicant should be independent, enthusiastic, action-oriented, and willing to work in a multidisciplinary field. Experience and contacts with industry are desirable but not mandatory. The candidate is expected to have a suitable degree in physics or in related fields (e.g., mathematics, chemistry, ICT).

The successful candidate for the Project Researcher position must hold an applicable higher university degree and the competence and motivation to independently perform duties relating to a research project.

The successful candidate for post doctoral researcher position must hold an applicable doctoral degree and possess the
competence to pursue independent scientific work and the teaching skills needed to perform the duties of the position. The position is intended for fairly recently graduated Postdoctoral Researchers.
We offer: We offer an enthusiastic, international, and multidisciplinary research environment and a highly topical research project. Our active international collaboration network covers more than 20 research groups worldwide, including top universities and institutions in Europe, USA, and Asia. Success in the proposed project provides the researcher with excellent possibilities in science, industry, or/and entrepreneurship.

Staff benefits in TUT are comprehensive and include, among others:
- occupational healthcare services
- campus restaurants and cafés with staff discounts
- excellent sports facilities on campus
- flexible working hours.
Salary: The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 and Project Researcher on the job demands level 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period: Trial period of 4 months applies.
Other: Position is filled for fixed term for 2 years and it may be filled upon mutual agreement.
For more information, please contact: For more information, please contact:
Prof. Esa Räsänen (esa.rasanen@tut.fi)
How to apply: Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 11 December, 2016. The decisions will be made by 22 December, 2016.

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-List of publications
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