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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research Assistant in Dependable Telehealth systems, Department of Computer Science, University of Hull, UK

Providing a high level of research support, you will play an integral role in the success of a 
pioneering research project within the Department of Computer Science. This research will benefit 
clinicians, practitioners and researchers alike in the fields of medical engineering and telehealth.

With state-of-the-art facilities, the Department of Computer Science is internationally recognised 
as a centre for excellence in teaching and research. 

The successful candidate will be employed as a Research Assistant (post-doctoral or equivalent) on 
a HEIF5 funded project (Dependable and Adaptive Frameworks for TeleHealth). This project sits 
alongside other research such as Computational Issues and Case Studies in TeleHealth, Philips 
Healthcare funded Advanced Medical Intelligence and the FP7 BraveHealth and SemnaticHealth projects.

You will work towards defining novel ways for combined application of state-of-the-art safety 
analysis and verification techniques to the telehealth domain. These techniques are likely to 
include HiP-HOPS  an automated safety analysis technique pioneered by the University of Hull - 
and model checking.

The objective of the work will be the modelling, and assessment of systems and workflow processes 
in a distributed telehealth environment. It is envisaged that HiP-HOPS might be used for hazard 
analysis, while model-checking or another more scalable technology may be used for verification 
of models. Knowledge of telehealth applications is not essential but experience with at least one 
relevant verification technology is essential. 

This is a fixed term post for 24 months.

Salary range 31,020 - 35,938 pa

You can learn more about this position and apply online at (vacancy ref FS0207).

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Yiannis Papadopoulos, T 01482 465981 or 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 8 June 2012

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