Research Associate in Surgical Robotics

University College London - UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 - £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Research Associate will be part of a vibrant team that develops robots and algorithms for regenerative medical interventions in confined spaces. This specific position aims at developing the mechatronics and control components that enable image-guided delivery of the said stem cells with a sub-millimetre flexible robot. The post-holder can be involved in the design and development of the robotic system’s actuation and control, and the overall framework that provides the computer aided assistance during the robotic intervention. They will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of robot design, testing, and deployment to the operating theatre.

The post is funded for two year in the first instance.

Candidates must have a PhD, equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or closely related field. Candidates must possess a first or upper second undergraduate degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or related subject, and must demonstrate excellent engineering and communication skills. A strong publication record is expected.

All candidates must have demonstrable experience of mechatronics system design, modelling, and development, preferably, but not necessarily, in an image-guided robotic surgery context. Familiarity with flexible robots and their modelling is highly desirable. Experience with Computer-Aided Design software (e.g. Solidworks) and scientific computing platforms (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) is necessary.

Familiarity with Robot Programming (e.g. via ROS) would be desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1658900

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 discuss the posts informally, please contact Dr. Christos Bergeles, email:

For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Alexandra Ferrell

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

Interview Date: TBC

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