Zephyr Sleep Technologies - Signal Processing and Data Science Associate

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
(Note: qualified applicants will be contacted starting June 24 for interviews; apply ASAP)

Zephyr Sleep Technologies is seeking a full-time Signal Processing and Data Science Associate to work with the technology team in the development of advances in the field of sleep medicine. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in data acquisition, signal processing, data science, machine learning, and device prototyping particularly in relation to medical device development and clinical research. The Signal Processing and Data Science Associate will work closely with Zephyr’s senior data scientist to acquire and manage data as well as provide insight and innovative solutions based on the data. Close integration with the product development and software teams will be integral to turning these new technologies into product advances for Zephyr customers.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams to understand the problems and develop customer solutions

  • Design, procure, and assemble measuring system prototypes

  • Review, condition, and analyze physiological signals and data

  • Research and develop advanced algorithms for predictive analysis

  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets

  • Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies to optimize statistical efficiency and data quality

  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical and machine learning techniques, and provide ongoing reports

  • Assist in the conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical investigations leading to proof of concept assessment, technology development and/or product validation at a level required by the FDA and other regulatory bodies

  • Adhere to regulatory, quality system (ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820) and privacy requirements (e.g. PIPEDA/HIPAA)


  • Full time, 2 year term. Position is funded under the Alberta Innovates R&D Associate grant, and is contingent on the applicant successfully meeting the criteria.

  • Reports to the Specialist, Advanced Engineering and Data Science


  • Hand-on experience of developing a measuring system prototype

  • Familiarity with signal processing, filtering, and feature extraction

  • Experience with data mining and analysis

  • Proficiency in at least one of the following: MATLAB, R, C++, python

  • Knowledge of data management and databases

  • Familiarity with machine learning and big data technologies is an asset

  • Strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A team player, with a desire to work in an entrepreneurial work environment

  • A strong interest in learning and trying new ideas


Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a related field (engineering, computer science, mathematics)


Previous industry experience is not required, proficiency and expertise demonstrated by successful course or project work will be considered.


Zephyr Sleep Technologies (“ZST” or the “Company”) designs, develops and manufactures medical devices for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Zephyr has launched its second generation product, the MATRx Plus, marketed to dentists and designed to fulfill the needs of a significant and expanding market in the US. The MATRx Plus is a tablet-based and cloud-connected medical device designed to be used at the dental patient’s home and is currently cleared by Health Canada for sale in Canada and by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the US. The MATRx Plus medical device is deployed by dentists to their patients to complete a two-night home study which determines: i) if a simple oral appliance is capable of treating obstructive sleep apnea (“OSA”) and, ii) a therapeutic position for the mandible. This information allows a dentist to custom make an oral appliance for an OSA patient. Zephyr Sleep Technologies was founded in 2010 and was spun out of the University of Calgary. ZST is a private company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta currently with 45 employees. The intent is to grow the team to 60+ in 2019.

Partnership with DENTSPLY SIRONA (“D/S”) In 2017 ZST closed a strategic investment with Dentsply Sirona (“D/S”), the largest dental technology company in the world. In addition to the investment, D/S is also “bundling” a MATRx Plus with each of its Orthophos 3D AI – cone beam CT scanners in the US. Traction The first generation product, MATRx is installed in 200 sleep labs and clinics in North America and over 12,000 tests have been completed since 2013. MATRx Plus is now installed in close to 130 sites in Canada and the US. The plan is to be in 3,000 - 5,000 dentist offices by the end of 2021.

Our Mission Keep it Simple

Our Why To help people live healthy and productive lives by sleeping better

Our How

  • Do it right

  • Find a way

  • Work as a team

  • Continually improve

  • Be agile – work fast, smart and hard


If you would like to be a part of the Zephyr Sleep Technologies Team and you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please send your resume to info@zephyrsleep.com. Please include “R&D Associate, Signal Processing and Data Science Associate” in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.