|Salary:||£27,511 to £40,322 - please see advert|
|Placed On:||29th September 2020|
|Closes:||29th October 2020|
Location: University Park
Salary: £27,511 to £40,322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious PhD qualified Engineer (or near to completion of a PhD) to design and develop an innovative instrument for monitoring patients in intensive care.
Construction of the device involves the fabrication of optical fibre sensors, their characterisation, integration into an endotracheal tube, development of an opto-electronic measurement unit and implementation in pre-clinical studies.
Candidates should hold, or be close to completing, a PhD in Optical Engineering.
Essential knowledge and experience required:
The successful candidate must possess:
The Optics and Photonics Research Group is one of the largest research groups in the Faculty of Engineering with 16 academics and three Research Council funded Fellows. We pride ourselves on being able to work on ideas from the basic science right through to application in advanced manufacturing and healthcare.
Medical Research Council funding has been secured to develop a new endotracheal tube incorporating optical fibre sensors (OFS) which will monitor contact pressure and blood flow at the trachea. The aim is to reduce tracheal injury and preventing ventilator associated pneumonia. A prototype device has already been developed and this project focuses on the translation of this technology to ensure that it is ready for larger clinical trials and commercialisation post project. Sensorised endotracheal tubes will be produced that are regulatory compliant and are compatible with mass manufacturing processes. A regulatory compliant opto-electronic unit will also be produced.
The post is offered on a fixed term contract, for 24 months, providing the start date is before 1st January 2021. If the start date falls after this, the contract end date is 31st December 2022. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.
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