Research Associate in Electronic Sensors and Instrumentation

University College London - UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering

We wish to recruit a Research Associate from the 1st February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter to work on an industry funded project involving developing a custom medical device for monitoring the adherence of how patients use prescribed medical devices. The collaborative project has a dynamic multi-disciplinary consortium of scientists, engineers and clinicians delivering research excellence towards manufacturing a novel medical device. The postholder will be responsible for developing a low-power and miniature electronic system which can be coupled to existing medical devices for monitoring how patients use the medical device. The postholder will work with Dr Xiao Liu of UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Prof Chris O'Callaghan of UCL Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health. The research associate will be part of the Sensors, Systems and Circuits Group at the UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

The appointment is available for one year in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Applicants should have a first or upper-second class undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, biomedical engineering or related physical science disciplines. A PhD (or about to submit) in electronic engineering, biomedical engineering or related disciplines is also essential, or significant industrial experience in the relevant field for non-PhD applicants. Applicants should also have a strong track record and proven capabilities in designing sensors, transducers, electronic instrumentations and devices for industrial or medical applications as well as the ability to write up results clearly and evidence of an appropriate number of publications.

If the successful candidate has not yet completed their PhD, appointment will be made at Research Assistant Grade 6B (£30, 316 - £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7, point 29 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis including corrections.

Non PhD applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate significant industrial experience of working on electronic sensors and instrumentation and the salary will be dependent on experience.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £39,644 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1702734  

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Dr Xiao Liu xiao@ucl.ac.uk.

If you experience any problems with the application process please contact Vicky Coombes on v.coombes@ucl.ac.uk .

Interview Date: TBC

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