Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher



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McGill University – Postdoctoral Fellow Position


Integrated Circuits and Systems

Hiring Unit:

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sharmistha Bhadra

Work Location:

McGill University (Downtown Campus)

Hours/Week and Schedule:

35 hours/week

Hourly Wage:

40 K/year (plus benefits)


2 years

Date of Posting:

March 7, 2019

Deadline to Apply:

March 21, 2019

Job Summary / Description

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition that affects 13% of men and 6% of women in North America and 40% of patients with obesity. The diagnosis of sleep apnea in sleep labs requires overnight monitoring of oxygen saturation, airflow, heart rate, EEG and chest/abdomen movement and other parameters. However, due to the limited capacity of sleep labs in Canada there is a long waiting list for sleep studies. Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) are designed to treat OSA. The postdoc along with other teams members for the project will design, develop and evaluate a cost effective intraoral smart MAD integrating a multi sensor platform and EEG electrodes. The smart MAD will allow intraoral measurement of physiological parameters and detect sleep latency, onset and duration. The platform will have potential to diagnose OSA and also monitor sleep patterns to evaluate longitudinally the effectiveness of MAD treatment.

Education / Experience

A PhD in electrical engineering with experience in analog circuit design, IC design and embedded systems.

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments,, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities

1. Experience with signal processing.

2. Experience with sensors and integrated systems.

3. Technical writing skills.


Please submit your application:


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, your CV and latest two publications to Professor Sharmistha Bhadra, sharmistha.bhadra [at] (subject: Postdoctoral%20Researcher%20Position) .


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