Störf og starfsnám

Háskólinn í Reykjavík starfar í nánum tengslum við atvinnulífið. Hér eru birtar auglýsingar frá fyrirtækjum sem óska eftir nemendum HR til starfa í tímabundin verkefni, hlutastörf auk sumar- og framtíðarstarfa.

Fyrirtækjum er velkomið að óska eftir nemendum HR til starfa í tímabundin verkefni, hlutastörf auk sumar- og framtíðarstarfa á starfavef Háskólans í Reykjavík. Vinsamlegast kynnið ykkur hvaða upplýsingar þurfa að fylgja með starfsauglýsingu fyrirtækja hér.

HR í samstarfi við alþjóðlegu starfs-, starfsnáms og starfsþjálfunargáttina HigherEd, sem er viðbót við þau úrræði sem þegar standa nemendum HR til boða. Í HigherEd má finna starfsnám, starfsþjálfun, lærlingsstöður og námsstöður út um allan heim.

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We are looking for two students that are interested in python and sleep

Different objective (e.g., actigraphs) and subjective (e.g., questionnaires and sleep diaries) measurements have been used to assess sleep. Actigraphs are small portable wrist-worn devices that objectively record activity, both movement and inactivity (e.g., sleep). They are based on three axis movement detectors with the latest actigraphs versions additionally including sensors that record environmental light and skin temperature. Therefore, actigraphs are commonly used to objectively measure circadian activity rhythms (CAR) and sleep-wake patterns of individuals. 

Sleep diaries are designed to gather information about daily sleep patterns and have been regarded as the “gold-standard” for subjective sleep assessment. When using sleep diaries, participants answer a series of questions regarding their sleep habits when they wake up in the morning and before they go to sleep in the evening. 

To interpretate the data from the actigraphs, sleep diaries have been used simultaneously to help define the individual sleep-wake pattern. This is, however, time consuming as it means manually going through data from each participant. Thus, it is extremely important to develop new methods that are more robust and less time consuming. We seek to do so using python. Therefore, this project´s main aim is twofold, to 

  1. develop methods to analyse, with maximum accuracy, the objective data on sleep and circadian activity rhythms from the actigraphs and to 
  2. develop more feasible methods to combine the subjective and objective sleep measures. 

The project is a collaboration project between two larger research groups in Reykjavik University: on the one hand the Sleep Revolution and on the other hand the Bright Light Therapy research team in Department of Psychology. 

In this project we would like to pull our efforts together, to understand two main research questions that are outside the scope of our two projects, but within the scope of our combined research interests as independent researchers with an interest in a data-driven understanding of sleep. 

To address our aims, we will investigate two research questions: 

  1. how objective data on sleep and CAR can be analysed for maximum accuracy.
  2. in what way can subjective and objective sleep measures be combined. 

In order to tackle those two research questions, we seek two motivated, driven and independent students, with a background in software engineering, computer science or biomedical engineering with a knowledge in python to work with us during the summer. 

We ask everyone that is interested to send their applications to islind@ru.is and birnabaldurs@ru.is.