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Research Assistant/Associate in Biosensors and Micro-systems

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London

Location: London
Salary: £33,380 to £45,547 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd January 2019
Closes: 20th February 2019
Job Ref: ENG00670

Research Assistant salary: £33,380 to £35,061 per annum

Research Associate salary: £37,904 to £45,547 per annum

Fixed term appointment for 2 years

Applicants are invited to apply for a new vacancy at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level for biosensors and Micro-systems. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

The position is part of the Centre’s programme on the development of the future generation of micro-robotics for surgery by anticipating the paradigm shift brought forward by precision medicine – the need for intervention at microscopic scales to ensure effective management of early malignancies and navigation with smart actuation through in situ, in vivo cellular level imaging and sensing. It harnesses different strands of engineering and clinical developments in micro-robotics for precision surgery and to establish platform technologies with broad values across different surgical specialties.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Materials science background with experience on thermoplastic polymers and hydrogels
  • Soft composite materials, 3D Bioprinting, general additive manufacturing
  • Interest in soft robotics and / or polymer fibre manufacturing is a plus

Prior experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

For a Research Assistant level position, you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or a related discipline.  For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  The positions are based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: or email for informal enquiries or background of the project.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number ENG00670 into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Please include:

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins:

Closing date: 20 February 2019

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer

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