Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international research reputation and close connections to the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology.  Our research ranges from fundamental chemical, physical and biological sciences through to engineering, with applications in biology, medicine, energy, photonics, chemical and biochemical processes, and manufacturing amongst others, all of which are supported by strong external funding. We have around 120 full-time academic staff driving this research activity, based in 5 research institutes: Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering; Institute of Chemical Sciences; Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences; Institute of Sensors, Signals & Systems; and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, BioPhysics & BioEngineering. Together with the University of Edinburgh we represent the “most powerful” General Engineering unit in the UK, as measured by the recent REF.

The Biomedical Engineering theme focuses on highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research at the interface between mechanical engineering, material science and bioengineering. We bring together our expertise in micromechanics, tissue engineering, laser tissue interaction, novel optical fibres, computational mechanics, micro/nano manufacturing, thermo-fluid mechanics, and digital design and manufacture to address the challenges in biomedical engineering including cancer diagnostics and therapy, minimally invasive procedures, tissue mechanics, patient-specific modelling, tissue engineering and characterisation.  Applications are welcome from individuals whose core disciplines are in the areas of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering or are in other relevant engineering domains or applied sciences and can complement our existing strengths.

Candidates will be expected to have a strong track record of research in one or more of the following areas:

  • microfabrication or testing with relevance to biological systems;
  • biological process engineering, including process control using mechanical, electrochemical or biochemical sensors and actuators;
  • design/fabrication of hybrid biological/physical structures and devices.

Heriot-Watt has a strong reputation with industry for our graduates and our practical research. As well as contributing to the innovative research done within the School, successful candidates will be expected to contribute to developing and delivering teaching. 

Candidates should have a first degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering (or a related biological discipline with engineering applications), a PhD in one of the areas of interest to us and a record of publications in internationally recognised journals. Commensurate with level of appointment, candidates are also expected to have secured external research funding.  We also need individuals who can make a positive contribution in innovative teaching in our core areas or mechanical engineering and chemical engineering. Candidates at Professorial Level should have Demonstrated leadership or potential leadership.

Further info here: https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/work/jobs/mechanical-process-energy-engineering.htm

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