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Research Fellow in Electronic, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering

UCL - Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)

Location: London
Salary: £35,965 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2020
Closes: 21st February 2020
Job Ref: 1858173

Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,965 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. 

The UCL Medical Physics department is a leading department within the UK. It is on the main Bloomsbury UCL site, in an attractive area of central London. The EIT group has outstanding computing and technical facilities, and a dedicated physiology laboratory. It has close links with Neuroscience at UCL, and the recently opened Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for neural circuits. Neuroscience at UCL is ranked first in Europe and second in the world according to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators.  UCL is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that provides excellent opportunities for training and career development.  

A research fellow position is available at UCL to work in an interdisciplinary bioengineering/neurophysiology research group in Medical Physics. The project is into Electroceuticals – treating disease by electrical stimulation of autonomic nerves. This work is into imaging localised activity in nerves using a flexible nerve cuff and a new medical imaging method, Electrical Impedance Tomography. The resulting images can be used for avoidance of off-target effects by selective stimulation of the identified fascicles with the same nerve cuff. 

This would suit a researcher who likes an interdisciplinary environment. The group usually has about 10 staff, with backgrounds in physics, engineering, maths, computing, physiology and medicine. Backgrounds in electronic, biomedical, electrical, mechanical engineering or physics are most relevant but applications will be considered from candidates from other backgrounds if they have the relevant skills. 

The position is available to start as soon as possible until 31st August 2020, with the possibility of further funding extension. 

The successful applicant will have a Undergraduate and PhD ( or about to submit a PhD) degree in relevant disciplines. These include Engineering, Physics, Electronics. They should have proven ability and commitment to carry out high-quality original research and write scientific reports for publication. Previous experience in working with hardware and software for large-scale electrophysiological recordings (ideally with multielectrode arrays) is desirable. 

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. Or if about to submit a PhD, the appointment will be at Grade 6B (£31,479 - £33,194 salary, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. 

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. 

Further information about the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering can be found here 

For informal queries about the position, please contact Dr Kirill Aristovich (

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Tracy Pearmain on 

UCL Taking Action for Equality 

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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