Research Associate

University College London - UCL - Institute of Cardiovascular Science

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research biomedical engineer with an interest in biomechanics and material science plus, experience in designing, manufacturing and mechanically testing medical devices, in particular made of Nitinol. The post-holder will be part of an exciting, truly multidisciplinary team of clinicians, biomedical engineers, computer scientists and physicists, based at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

The post-doc will be expected to develop his/her own research portfolio, and help with the development and manufacturing of new devices - in particular made of shape memory alloys - ie Nitinol, for personalised treatment of congenital diseases, integrating imaging and clinical data with biomedical engineering to model the disease and the treatment.

The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance and is funded as part of Dr Silvia Schievano's EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Award.

Candidates will have a BEng (or equivalent) and a PhD in biomedical engineering or relevant areas. Experience of working in a research laboratory is essential together with engineering experience in building experimental set-ups, mechanical testing and material characterisation. You will also have excellent written and oral communication skills and have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

UCL vacancy reference : 1599031.

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 please contact Dr Silvia Schievano ( ). For queries on the application process, please contact tel 0207 679 9140.

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

Interview Date: TBC.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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