Research Support Officer III or IV (post-doc)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 27 Nov 2019

Call for Applications

Post/s of Full-Time/Part-Time Research Support Officer III or IV (post-doc)


Camera-Based Vital Sign Monitoring

And Any Other Projects Undertaken by the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics.

  • Applications are invited for a Research Support Officer to work on a full-time/part-time basis on “Camera-Based Vital Sign Monitoring” (CAMVISM), a project financed by the University of Malta through the Transdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange Complex (TRAKE). The selected applicant/s will primarily be working on the development and testing of algorithms for contactless vital sign monitoring using visual and thermal cameras. In the case of part-time applicants living abroad, it may be possible for the applicants engaged on some aspects of the project to work remotely.
  • Applicants applying for the post must be in possession of a PhD/DPhil degree in one of the following areas: electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics or related disciplines. Previous experience with image/video processing, machine learning and deep learning algorithms, is highly desirable.
    • Good knowledge of English is a pre-requisite.
    • Previous experience writing articles for scientific journals will be considered an asset.
    • Applicants with post-doctoral experience in one of the above-mentioned areas will be preferred.

    The University of Malta is an Equal Opportunity employer.

  • The post is for a period of 30 months and carries the following initial annual remuneration, depending on the experience of the candidate:
  • Research Support Officer III - €31,200 or €15 per hour

    Research Support Officer IV - €41,600 or €20 per hour

    4. Candidates must submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae and a copy of their certificates by e-mail to [email protected] and should be received by not later than 27th November 2019.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    5. Further information may be obtained from  or by sending an email to [email protected] .

    Further Information

  • The Research Support Officer will be responsible for the execution of a number of tasks related to CAMVISM, a project financed by the University of Malta, in which the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics is the lead partner. The aim of this project is to develop novel methods for the reliable monitoring of vital signs, such as heart rate and respiratory rate through contactless vision-based system. The measurement of these vital signs in a clinical setting typically requires the use of obtrusive devices which can be inconvenient for the patients and which can increase the risk of contamination due their contact-based nature. This project seeks to address these issues with the use of visual and thermal imaging and advanced computational techniques for the robust extraction of vital signs in a contactless fashion from real-life scenarios.
  • The main duties and responsibilities of the appointee will consist of carrying out Research and Project Management Assistant duties including:
  • researching and reviewing texts (papers, books and other academic publications) relevant to the research topic;
  • developing, implementing and testing techniques for visual and thermal video analysis based on image/video processing, machine learning and deep learning algorithms;
  • analysing and presenting research findings;
  • preparing data collection protocols and conducting data collection sessions in laboratory and/or clinical settings;
  • attending meetings including national and international meetings, conferences and seminars related to the project and presenting at such meetings;
  • preparing and writing reports and academic publications;
  • coordinating work with other members of the project;
  • assisting in dissemination activities related to the project;
  • performing any other project-related tasks as instructed by the project coordinator.
  • The appointees are expected to work at such places and during such hours as may be determined by the University authorities.
  • 4. The selection procedure will involve:

    a. scrutiny of qualifications and experience claimed and supported by testimonials and/or certificates (copies to be included with the application);

    b. short-listing; and

  • an interview and / or extended interview.
  • 5. The post is for a period of 30 months, which will be subject to a probationary period and to the provisions of the Statutes, Regulations and Bye-Laws of the University of Malta which are now or which may hereafter be in force.

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    Msida, 6th November 2019

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