Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Biomedical Optics and Electronic Engineering

University College London - UCL - Computer Science

The appointment will be on UCL Grade. The salary range will be Grade 7 (Research Associate):£34,056 to £41,163 per annum. Grade 8 (Senior Research Associate): £42,304 to £49,904 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

This post is based in Computer Science, however day to day duties will be performed in the department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, as part of the Biomedical Optics and Research Laboratory.

The Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory (BORL) at UCL is an internationally recognised, multidisciplinary group that has an outstanding track record of development of optical methods for monitoring and imaging the healthy and injured brain. Following the award of funding to develop novel tools for biomedical imaging and neuroscience, we are seeking to recruit a (senior) research associate specialising in biomedical optics and electronic engineering.

The main purpose of this post is to develop instrumentation for the simultaneous measurement of chromophore concentrations and blood flow rates in tissues, using coherent near-infrared light. Delivery of the project objectives will also require exploration of new approaches in optoelectronics and development of new signal processing methods. The project has a strong translational focus, and a key outcome is the delivery of a prototype instrument with the potential for future commercialisation as a tool for neuroscience research.

The position will be funded until 30 September 2019 in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.

Candidates must have a PhD, equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience, in medical physics, electronic engineering, optoelectronics, or a closely related field. Candidates must possess a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject.

All candidates must have demonstrable experience of signal processing techniques, the development of analogue and digital electronics (including embedded and/or FPGA design), and software development (in, at least, C/C++). Expertise in optoelectronics, including SPADs, SiPMs, CCDs, and coherent laser sources is strongly desirable. Experience of developing commercial medical devices (including knowledge and experience of standard software design and development processes for CE marking and/or FDA approval) is desirable.

To be appointed at Grade 8 (Senior Research Associate) candidates must be able to demonstrate experience leading a team of researchers and have some evidence of being invited to present at international conferences. Experience of serving on peer review committees would be desirable.

UCL vacancy reference : 1582555

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr. Samuel Powell,

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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