KTP Associate (Development of a low power Doppler module for an ultrasound imaging scanner)

University of Dundee - Mechanical Engineering

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Duration: 24 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified graduate to develop new additional functionality and extend an existing new and innovative range of ultrasound image products in the veterinary market. Initially contracted for a fixed term of 24 months the successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate will also be awarded a £4k training budget tailored towards their personal development needs with the purpose of possible permanent employment at the partnership company following a successful KTP. The Associate will work between The School of Science and Engineering (Discipline of Biomedical Engineering) at the University of Dundee and BCF Technology Ltd, Bellshill where they will be primarily based.

Due to the challenges of the project the associate should ideally have an outstanding background in ultrasound technology specific to imaging and knowledge and experience of modern signal processing technologies. The applicant should be able present a proven record of successful research projects (dissertation, study projects, outer curricula activities). This should show multidisciplinary expertise and work experience at the interface of different engineering and scientific areas. The candidate has a significant role in the expansion of the company’s range of equipment. Proven project leadership experience would be an advantage but team working abilities are essential.

The successful candidate will be able to provide examples of their own creativity and innovation whilst commanding commercial awareness. A confident communicator, the Associate will liaise and network with various disciplines including users, customers, suppliers and staff of the company, academics, technologist, students and administration staff in the University.

A team player the Associate will be innovative, self-motivated and hold excellent interpersonal, IT and communication skills. Being tenacious in character the Associate will be able to adapt to new technologies and learn new skills quickly, have excellent problem solving skills with the ability to organise and prioritise the work activities effectively.

Prof Zhihong Huang, University of Dundee, Tel: 01382 385477 z.y.huang@dundee.ac.uk.

Prof George Corner, University of Dundee, g.a.corner@dundee.ac.uk.

Mr Alan Picken BCF Technology Ltd, Bellshill Tel: 01506 460 023, Alan.Picken@bcftechnology.com

College / School / Directorate Information
The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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