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Both posts are funded through an Innovative Medicines Initiative (EU H2020-JTI-IMI2) project aiming at developing and validating digital assessments of fatigue and sleep disturbances as crucial symptoms in a range of chronic afflictions (IDEA-FAST: Identifying Digital Endpoints to Assess fatigue, sleep and activities daily living in Neurodegenerative disorders and Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases).
Salary: £28,331.00 – £32,817.00
Closing Date: 6 March 2020
You will have a key role in investigating the accessibility, usability and user experience of wearable and stationary sensing devices to assure well-informed device selection and use strategies for a large-scale international multi-centre study.
You will also be co-leading the design and implementation of patient engagement and support processes, together with according apps for the long-term simultaneous use and integration of multiple sensing devices. This will include stakeholder-driven participatory elements covering patient and professional staff perspectives, abilities and needs, with both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Salary: £30,942.00 – £32,817.00
Closing Date: 3 March 2020
Focusing on API-level data access, interoperability, reliable data transfer and pre-processing, as well as some user interface elements, your work will support the development of companion applications that streamline the integrated use of multiple wearable and stationary sensing devices in digital health. Efficient, easy-to-use and sustainable software interfaces, as well as robust data-handling are key to the project. The largely open source software will be used in a unique and large-scale international multi-centre study and requires clear concepts for high-throughput and fault tolerance. This will include scalability-testing and evaluations, as well as considering perspectives, abilities and needs of other software developers in a large project.
Both posts are located at Open Lab, a highly interdisciplinary and innovative human-computer interaction research group at the School of Computing at Newcastle University, working in close collaboration with researchers and clinicians at the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Through your role in the project, you will contribute to a digital health agenda that emphasises the role of people from diverse backgrounds in shaping technology development and use.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Jan Smeddinck email@example.com.
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