Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

Job Purpose

To make a strong contribution to the EPSRC funded programme, Sonopill: minimally invasive gastrointestinal diagnosis and therapy (, and to be responsible for delivery of highly innovative research in the development of a micro-ultrasonic endoscopic capsule for diagnosis and treatment of disease in the human gastrointestinal tract.

The successful candidate will join Prof Sandy Cochran and his team at the University of Glasgow, and work in very close collaboration with a wider programme team at the University of Dundee and Heriot-Watt University. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in micro-ultrasonic devices, piezoelectric material processing, piezoelectric machining, establishment of interconnects, prototype medical device development, and prototype device testing.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging programme as opportunities allow. The successful candidate is expected to avail themselves of training opportunities in specialised technical topics and in transferable skills.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 12 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 014141.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

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