ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. The Exercise Physiology Lab (Prof. Christina Spengler) at the Institute of Human Movement Sciences, Department of Health Sciences and Technology is offering a Scientific Assistant position within an interdisciplinary project.
Scientific Assistant (100%)
The aim of the research project is to develop an optimal respiratory muscle stimulation setup to support non-invasive ventilation in patients. This setup shall first be tested in healthy humans. The project is supported by innosuisse and will be carried out in collaboration with different Swiss Universities and an industrial partner (www.stimidget.com). Preferred starting date is April-1, 2019 for a duration of 1 year.
The successful applicant will have an MSc or equivalent in Physiology, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Technology, or Medicine. The individual should have excellent academic qualifications and proven experimental skills, good communication skills in German and English, an inquisitive mind and strong self-motivation. Sound knowledge in cardio-respiratory physiology and/or electrophysiology, and experience with performing human studies is an asset. Working knowledge of MATLAB and statistics are expected. Depending on qualification, continuing to a PhD might be possible.