|Salary:||£39,508 to £47,355|
|Placed On:||17th March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
We are looking to recruit a Research Fellow in the UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Sensors Systems and Circuits Group (division Bioelectronics), to design and develop integrated circuits in CMOS technology.
The post-doctoral researcher will work on a project to develop a novel method termed Transurethral Shear Wave Elastography (TU-SWE) for providing efficacious diagnosis of prostate cancer, as well as providing a monitoring tool for existing focal ablation therapies for prostatic tumours.
The project is a multi-disciplinary effort at the interface of three engineering disciplines and medical sciences. It involves four departments at UCL and two international collaborators.
About the role
The main purpose of the role is to design and develop the electronics for the TU-SWE probe. To this end, we will develop a disposable transurethral probe and the drive electronics. The post will entail integrated circuit design in CMOS technology as well as discrete electronics design as appropriate, hardware and firmware development, evaluation / testing of the prototype devices and systems in the lab, and writing up the results in the form of technical reports, risk assessments, papers and presentations. The primary aim is to develop a device from the current proof-of-concept stage to a pre-clinical level required ahead of a clinical pilot study.
The post is available from June 2023 for 24 months in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.
Applicants should have a PhD (or about to submit) in Electronic Engineering with specialisation in Microelectronics or Integrated Bioelectronics. Very good knowledge of analogue or mixed-signal integrated circuit design techniques and using Cadence software for the design of integrated circuits is essential. Candidates should be skilled at the design, simulation and layout of analogue or mixed-signal integrated circuits.
Knowledge of digital design techniques (e.g., VHDL, Verilog, FPGA programming) is desirable, as well as experience in electronics design for medical ultrasound and/or developing instrumentation for biomedical applications. Experience of digital circuit design and digital device programming (e.g. microcontroller, FPGA) is also advantageous.
If the successful candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, appointment will be made as a Research Assistant (Grade 6B). Payment at Grade 7 will be backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis including corrections, once the PhD has been awarded. The salary scale for Research Assistant (Grade 6B), point 25-27 is £35,702 - £37,548 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits.
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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.
These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.
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