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Research Scientist, Biomedical Signal Processing



Role Overview

Acurable’s patented signal processing algorithms are AcuPebble’s magic ingredient. They identify and extract physiological and disease related parameters from the signals recorded by the AcuPebble acoustic sensor, and instantly provide healthcare professionals with the information they need to make decisions about patient care. As a Research Scientist in Biomedical Signal Processing at Acurable, you’ll be a vital part of the research team working to create new algorithms, and by doing so you’ll help to free up valuable time and resources within healthcare organisations across the world. This is a rare opportunity for a talented individual who loves to play with physiological signals, and who would relish the chance to join a team of highly established researchers and take the lead on new, exciting projects.

What you will do

  • Develop new signal processing algorithms for the calculation of biosignal parameters and the detection and diagnosis of diseases and illnesses from sensor data.
  • Write highly optimised and scalable code following the IEC62304 based software development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with our signal processing and software development team to develop novel solutions for various healthcare problems.
  • Lead experimental lab testing and data acquisition from clinical trials.
  • Define, document and implement comprehensive unit and functional tests.
  • Carry out research to identify bottlenecks and define requirements for our future products.
  • Challenge yourself and others, learn new technologies, and have fun!

What you should bring to Acurable

  • PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • Experience and deep understanding of the fundamentals concepts in biomedical signal processing and using them for creating and implementing algorithms for processing and analysing data and event streams.
  • Experience using various signal processing libraries and machine learning frameworks.
  • Experience/knowledge in quantifying algorithm performance, including statistical concepts such as confusion matrices, sensitivity, specificity, etc.
  • Track record of writing academic publications and/or patent applications.
  • Ability to write production quality code with Python (or similar programming languages).
  • Knowledge/experience of low-level C/C++ programming.
  • Knowledge/experience of Git (or any other version control system), Docker, and IEC62304 standard would be highly desirable.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Creativity in finding solutions, attention to detail, a good understanding of technology and, most of all, a desire to learn new things.
  • A desire to make a difference and help real patients with the work that you do.

Why you should apply

  • We provide a fun and entrepreneurial work environment within an exciting high-growth business, where you will use your skills to make a real difference to the lives of millions of people.
  • You will be joining an experienced and extremely talented team, who will help you grow professionally by providing valuable mentoring and development opportunities.
  • We offer a very competitive remuneration package, flexible hours, option to work from sunny Seville for a few weeks every year, generous holiday allowance, regular social events, UK visa sponsorship… and many other perks we continue adding as the company grows.
  • We put time and care into finding passionate, committed people, who look out for each other and are prepared to go the extra mile to help Acurable achieve our mission. If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we can’t wait to hear from you.

Position details

  • Location: You’ll be based at the company headquarters in London, but still with the option to work remotely as and when required.
  • Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV to careers@acurable.com with the subject “Application - Research Scientist”, including an introduction about why you want to join our company, why you think you are the right candidate for the position, your salary expectations and current location. Please also tell us how you found out about this position. You can view our recruitment privacy policy here.

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About Acurable

Acurable is a fast-growing, venture backed MedTech start-up with offices in London and Seville. We create accurate and user-friendly wearable medical devices intended to be used by patients at home.

Our award-winning, patented technology enables for the first time the automated diagnosis and management of respiratory conditions. It is the product of more than 10 years’ research at Imperial College London by Acurable’s founder, Professor Esther Rodriguez Villegas, and has been recognised as a breakthrough in respiratory medicine, winning some of the most respected awards in the industry, among them an XPrize and several Innovate UK grants. It has also featured in national and international media, including earlier this year in the BBC Horizon documentary How to Sleep Well with Michael Mosley.

In 2020 our first product, AcuPebble SA100, became the first medical device in the world to obtain the CE mark for the automated diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea at home, and a few months later the product gained FDA clearance for home sleep apnoea testing in the US. AcuPebble SA100 is now in use within healthcare organisations across the UK and Europe, and will be launching in the USA in the coming months. At the same time we continue our research to develop new products that will fundamentally improve the lives of millions of people suffering from serious chronic conditions such as COPD, Asthma and Epilepsy.

We’re a small but fast-growing company with big ambitions. To achieve them, we’re building a team of exceptional people who are inspired by our vision, share our values, and who have the attitude and skills required to help Acurable succeed. In return, we provide a fun, challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a huge difference to the lives of millions of people worldwide.


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