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2 x Research Assistant/Associate in Micro-robotics

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering

 

Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for two new vacancies at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level for Micro-robotics for surgery. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

Duties and responsibilities

The vacancies are created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing the future generation of medical robotics by anticipating the paradigm shift brought forward by precision medicine – the need for intervention at microscopic scales to ensure effective management of early malignancies and navigation with smart actuation through in situ, in vivo cellular level imaging and sensing. It harnesses different strands of engineering and clinical developments in micro-robotics for precision surgery and to establish platform technologies for endoluminal micro-surgical intervention with broad values across different surgical specialties.

Essential requirements

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Novel micro-actuation schemes for surgical robots
  • Micro-fabrication and cellular level micro-manipulation
  • Fibre optics and biophotonics
  • Continuum robot design (across scales) and clinical deployment

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

For a Research Assistant level position, you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or a related discipline. For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The positions are based at the South Kensington campus.

Further information

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

Please complete and upload an application form as directed, including: 

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

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Research Assistant/Associate in Biosensors and Micro-systems

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering

 

Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for a new vacancy at either Research Assistant or Research Associate level for biosensors and Micro-systems. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

Duties and responsibilities

The positions are part of the Centre’s programme on the development of the future generation of medical robotics and sensing technologies by anticipating the paradigm shift brought forward by precision medicine – the need for intervention at microscopic scales to ensure effective management of early malignancies and navigation with smart actuation through in situ, in vivo cellular level imaging and sensing. It harnesses different strands of engineering and clinical developments in micro-robotics for precision surgery and to establish platform technologies with broad values across different surgical specialties.

Essential requirements

Prior experience would be advantageous: polymer microfabrication techniques and rapid prototyping; hands-on experience in a research laboratory, particularly related instrumentation for bioanalytical methods (e.g. nucleic-acid based testing, ELISA, or cell analysis); understanding the electrochemical processes, capability to develop new sensing targets and analyse them, bioassay optimisation; familiar with surface treatment and functionalisation; characterisation of bioassay and sensors performance; interests in the area of sensing, bioanalysis, miniaturisation, fabrication, analysis; nano and microfabrication; chemical, biomedical sensing; and working experience in a research active environment. Furthermore, experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

For a Research Assistant level position, you must have a Masters Degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or a related discipline. For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. The positions are based at the South Kensington campus.

Further information

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

Please include in your application;

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

Documents

Apply

Research Assistant/Associate in Biosensors and Micro-systems (Materials)

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering

 

Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for a new vacancy at either Research Assistant or Research Associate level for biosensors and Micro-systems. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

Duties and responsibilities

The position is part of the Centre’s programme on the development of the future generation of micro-robotics for surgery by anticipating the paradigm shift brought forward by precision medicine – the need for intervention at microscopic scales to ensure effective management of early malignancies and navigation with smart actuation through in situ, in vivo cellular level imaging and sensing. It harnesses different strands of engineering and clinical developments in micro-robotics for precision surgery and to establish platform technologies with broad values across different surgical specialties.

Essential requirements

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Materials science background with experience on thermoplastic polymers and hydrogels
  • Soft composite materials, 3D Bioprinting, general additive manufacturing
  • Interest in soft robotics and / or polymer fibre manufacturing is a plus

Prior experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

For a Research Assistant level position, you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or a related discipline. For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English. The positions are based at the South Kensington campus.

Further information

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

Please include in your application;

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

Documents

Apply

Supported by the Hamlyn Endowment Fund and research grants from our funding bodies and industrial partners, we are always interested in providing positions for talented researchers in imaging, sensing and robotics. The Centre aims to attract the brightest students from around the world, drawn by the unique opportunities offered within the Centre’s multidisciplinary environment and state-of-the-art facilities.

In addition to the job opportunities advertised for specific research projects, we also support applicants for the following fellowships to work within the centre:

Please contact Miss Marina Hall (marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk) if you want to discuss specific details about any of the fellowships listed above.