Research Associate

University College London - UCL-Division of Surgery and Interventional Science Materials and Tissue

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

The UCL Aspire Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (CREATe) based at the Stanmore campus, performs translational research that will ultimately improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Aspire CREATe blends assistive technology with advanced rehabilitation devices to actively promote the restoration of function. Although the driving force behind our research is SCI, we are not limited to this domain and so much of our research is also applicable to related areas of interest, such as stroke, muscular dystrophy and the ageing population.

The post holder will be required to carry out research in the area rehabilitation robotics in particular it will take a pivotal role in the development of the ROBIN[1] system for use in acute SCI research and the development of measurement systems for our recently funded RESPONSS project developing a toolkit for clinical and self-management of upper limb spasticity. The work will include mechatronic design and real-time control of multiple robotic components, running experiments, recording, analysing, presenting and writing up the results.

The post is available from October 2016 and is initially funded for 36 months.

The post holder must have a PhD in mechatronic, electronic or mechanical engineering or robotics or have substantial relevant experience. Proven experience in mechatronic engineering or robotics, experience in mechanical design/mechanism analysis (including multibody simulation and robot dynamics and control), knowledge of design software tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB/Simulink, C#/C++ are all essential. The post holder must have the ability to write scientific reports clearly and quickly, the ability to develop new techniques and projects and be able present data publicly in poster and platform form.

UCL vacancy reference : 1580446

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you wish to find out further details please contact Dr Rui Loureiro on, Dr Steve Taylor on or Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe on

If you are unable to apply online please contact Rachel Godfrey on quoting job reference 1580446.

Interview Date: TBC

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