Research Assistant

University College London - UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology

The positions are based at the London Centre for Nanotechnology UCL and funded by i-sense, the £11M five year EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases, and benefits from a large scale multidisciplinary project involving over 100 scientists, engineers and clinicians from UCL, Imperial College, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Newcastle University, in conjunction with Public Health England and industrial partners ranging from OJ-Bio through to O2 Health and Microsoft. i-sense aims to create innovative mobile health technologies that allow doctors to diagnose and track serious diseases (such as major flu epidemics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and HIV) much earlier than ever before.

The aim of the project is to design, assemble and calibrate a device engineering/light robotics system to evaluate the performance of quantitative RDT-based systems. This project may have a great impact in shaping the policy making and regulation of smartphone-based diagnostic tests.

This position is funded for 1 year in the first instance.

The successful applicant should be a postgraduate degree in Engineering, Physical sciences, Computer Science or other relevant subject and expertise in optics engineering and automation of basic robotic setup (e.g. moving platforms). Experience with using LabView, MATLAB, Arduino, Python, C++. 

Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication.

Ability to work well in a team and build good working relations with diverse teams Open minded attitude to other scientific areas than their own Ability to quickly learn new methods and techniques A demonstrated ability to maintain good experiment records

Knowledge and experience in solving computer vision problems and mobile phone app design is desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1713034       

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 or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice.

Interview Date: TBC

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