PhD Scholarship 2022 – Predicting bubbles in recreational scuba divers
A new PhD scholarships was announced today, to study bubbles in recreational/technical divers, in Perth, Western Australia.
This project will collate existing human bubble data recorded in vivo in recreational divers, using published research and existing datasets in Australia, Europe and North America. A bubble “score” is given after observing the quantity of bubbles passing through the right ventricle of the heart, using 2D echocardiography. The partial pressure of inert gas dissolved in the divers will be estimated using software authored by the research team. An algorithm will be developed with three possible outcomes: no detectable bubbles, low bubbling or high bubbling. The independent predictor variables will be a set of classic Haldanean tissue pressures, which are already well-established in popular dive computers. In this way, divers and dive computers of the future will be able to simultaneously predict the probability of both decompression sickness and bubble formation. We will then validate our algorithm by recording bubbles in recreational divers in Western Australia and comparing their bubble scores with those predicted by the algorithm, (based on the recorded depth-time dive profiles). A second validation set of dives will be made in the Fiona Stanley Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, in a custom-built pool inside the hyperbaric chamber.
All PhD tuition fees are covered plus it comes with an almost $30,000 per year tax-free living allowance, and many other allowances (e.g. $4,000 for quarantine, plus a new laptop/software, conference fees, travel, etc).
Applications open: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 13/08/2021
Details are here: https://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/Scholarship/?id=5501
Postdoc Research Associate – Biomedical Engineering @UNC
A post-doctoral research position is available working with the team of research assistant professor Dr. Virginie Papadopoulou, as part of the Biomedical Ultrasound Laboratory of Professor Paul Dayton at UNC Chapel Hill (https://daytonlab.sites.unc.edu/). This position will support research in biomedical ultrasound processing and computer vision. Tasks will include machine learning (ML), image and signal processing, and implementation in both laboratory and clinical environments. The postdoctoral research scholar will have the opportunity to advise graduate and undergraduate students in the lab, work with collaborators at Duke University (NC), University of California San Diego (UCSD, CA), and the research foundation Divers Alert Network (NC).
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Biomedical or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics (or a related field) on a topic in medical data analysis/image processing, machine learning applied to computer vision (or a related area).
This Full Time position will involve working with a team as well as preparing papers, reports, and contributing to grants, and thus excellent writing and communication skills are required. Essential research skills will include computer programming. Experience with MatLab and/or TensorFlow will be valuable. Prior experience with ultrasound systems and acoustics is not a requirement, but will be beneficial.
Applicants should send a PDF CV/resume and personal statement, with contact info for three references, to email@example.com . You must use “post doc in biomedical ultrasound” in the email subject.
Quick link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/181062
2020-2021 Divers Alert Network (USA) Career Opportunities
Divers Alert Network is looking to recruit for several positions:
- A Writer / Editor
- A Medic I
- supports DAN’s mission-critical work, responding to nonemergency inquiries and emergency calls from divers, healthcare professionals, and non-divers.
- A Database Administrator
- to customize, maintain and develop data solutions to meet the company needs, and work on building our proprietary software built on the .Net/MS SQL framework.
You can find these and more on the DAN USA Careers webpage.
If you enjoy working with people and share a passion for scuba diving, DAN would like to hear from you. To submit a résumé for consideration, please do one of the following:
- Email it: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax it: +1-919-493-3456, Attn: HR/Personnel Department.
- Mail it: HR Department, Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705 USA
DAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.