Research Assistants in Biosensors, Biophotonics and Micro-systems

Imperial College London

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

2 Posts

Fixed term appointments for 3 years each

Applicants are invited to apply for two new vacancies for Micro-robotics for surgery. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

The vacancies are created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing the future generation of medical robotics by anticipating the paradigm shift brought forward by precision medicine – the need for intervention at microscopic scales to ensure effective management of early malignancies and navigation with smart actuation through in situ, in vivo cellular level imaging and sensing. It harnesses different strands of engineering and clinical developments in micro-robotics for precision surgery and to establish platform technologies for endoluminal micro-surgical intervention with broad values across different surgical specialties. The positions are based at the South Kensington campus.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Biosensor design, functionalization and fabrication
  • Microsystems (including micro-fluidics, drug-delivery, micro-implants, and lab-on-chip technologies)
  • Fibre-optics and Biophotonics

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

You must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or a related discipline. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English.

For details of the project see: or email for informal enquiries or background of the project.

How to apply:

Via our website at:

Applications must include: 

  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant

For technical issues when applying online, please contact:

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