Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Science and Engineering

University College London - UCL Division of Suregry and Interventional Science - Research Department of Materials and Tissue

We are seeking a senior academic to advance our work in the development of wearable technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers of musculoskeletal diseases. You will be a scientist/engineer with a strong background in sensor design, smart materials, biocompatibility, and computation. We require a candidate with a track record in a focused area of musculoskeletal research relating to the improvement of quality of life and independent living.

We encourage applications from candidates with interest/expertise in emergent implantable technologies (e.g. for complex hip defect revisions), wearable bio-sensors, actuation schemes based on smart materials, actuated prostheses and exoskeletons for functional rehabilitation, restoration of natural mobility, and enhancing musculoskeletal strength and endurance.

You will be working in close partnership with Dr Rui Loureiro, the head of the research department of Materials and Tissue at the Stanmore campus (UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science) within the Division of Surgery. You will also work alongside other senior academics in the Aspire Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, the Centre for Materials Research, the Centre for Tissue and Cells, and with clinicians and surgeons at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. You will have access to a world-class concentration of medical sciences as well as outstanding healthcare engineering in the new Biomedical Engineering Hub currently being developed at the Stanmore campus.

From a teaching perspective, you will contribute to our current undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and also support development of a portfolio of continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

You must have a Higher academic degree e.g. PhD in Biomedical Science subject or evidence of an equivalent level of attainment in research publications, publications as first or last author in internationally refereed journals in their field, and hold membership of a relevant professional organisation. Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and other forms of public presentation; writing successful grant applications; and a proven ability and commitment to carry out high quality original research, leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals, are all essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1719313

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 find out further details please contact Dr Rui Loureiro (r.loureiro@ucl.ac.uk) or Natalie Berry (n.berry@ucl.ac.uk). If you are unable to apply online please contact Daniel Henniker (daniel.henniker@ucl.ac.uk) quoting job reference 1719313.

Closing Date: 15 May 2018.

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

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality.

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