|Salary:||£33,380 to £38,893 per annum|
|Placed On:||11th October 2018|
|Closes:||11th November 2018|
Campus: South Kensington, London
The Biomechatronics Laboratory at Imperial College London is recruiting candidates for a 12 month research post in medical instrumentation, robotics and signal processing to begin before Feb 2018. This project, Clinical Impact of Quantification of Symptoms of Parkinson Disease, is an exciting opportunity for a motivated researcher wishing to work at the interface of translational academic-clinical research in robotics, wearable technology and machine learning.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with 6 million+ patients worldwide. The candidate will join an ongoing project to accelerate the impact of an automated system using robotics and wearable sensors for quantification of PD symptoms. While previous studies have attempted to quantify single symptoms of PD, we are aware of no other efforts to empirically assess the three cardinal motor symptoms – rigidity, tremor and bradykinesia – in a single system. Many long-term opportunities exist in relation to follow-on research.
Duties and Responsibilities
We seek an individual with a track record in and passion for robotics and medical engineering. You will be asked to:
Skills, knowledge and experience
You will have:
You will be expected to support proposals for extended work in this area as well as support commercial translation of the system
A PhD (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field is desired.
This is a fixed term position for up to 12 months in the first instance.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum.
Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please visit our website using the provided link for more information about the post and the application process.
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