Opportunity to join the KCL EnPRO Lab on a music-physiology data science PhD scholarship

April 17, 2023

The EnPRO Lab in the Department of Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London is looking to fill a music-physiology data science doctoral scholarship which is now open to international applicants for October 2023 entry. The successful applicant will join the research team of the ERC COSMOS project (cosmos.isd.kcl.ac.uk).

The research investigates the impact of music expressivity on the autonomic nervous system. The project focuses on developing individualized, explanatory computational models for modulating autonomic responses through music that can be used in digital therapeutics for cardiovascular health. The scientific approach will be based on studying the interactions between musical prosody (acoustic variations introduced in musical communication) and autonomic parameters such as heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration, and blood pressure. The methods build on software tools developed in the COSMOS project.

The research activities will include study design, ethics application, data collection, data processing, computational modelling, and analysis and interpretation of results, and disseminating results through publications and conference presentations. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in Python, Matlab, or R, and have a Bachelors or Masters degree in biomedical engineering, mathematical and computational sciences, music information research, or a related discipline. Experience in analysis of biosignals and/or music signals, or industrial experience is desirable. 

Funding is available for 3.5 years, covers fees and stipend, and standard computing/travel support. For further details, please see the job posting.