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Research Associate in Analog CMOS Design - A177826R3

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Materials and Manufacturing

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £30,395 to £39,610 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th May 2019
Closes: 16th July 2019
Job Ref: 230013

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake optoelectronics research as part of a 7 year £10M project funded by the EPSRC and Wellcome Trust to develop a new form of intelligent optoelectronic/optogenetic pacemaker for patients with epilepsy. The mandate is to implement first in human trials in the early 2020s. The primary objective of this role is for the researcher to develop CMOS microelectronic circuitry to drive photonic devices to stimulate the nervous system and record from sensors. This includes the design of both digital and analogue circuitry, and practical testing thereof.

To apply for this position, you will need to be motivated, independent, hard-working and have excellent communication skills. You will have a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related fields. You will have experience of taking a chip to tape-out, and testing thereof. You will also have a track record of publishing papers in respected research journals.

You will be part of the Neuroprosthesis lab at the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, but will liaise with the wider Microsystems group, and collaborators at the Newcastle Institute of Neuroscience, Imperial College, London, and University College London.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

This is a fixed term post available until 31 July 2021.

Informal inquiries can be made with Dr Patrick Degenaar:

Further information can be found by following these links: CANDO project:

Neuroprosthesis lab:

Microsystems research group:

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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