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Research Fellow in Device Engineering

Queen's University Belfast - School of Mathematics & Physics

Location: Belfast
Salary: £37,841 to £41,331 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 15th January 2024
Job Ref: 23/111479

The School of Mathematics & Physics at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to support the delivery of the UKRI Strength in Places Fund Programme Smart Nano NI, who will assist in the delivery of research, designs and prototypes of photonic devices.

In this role you will take a lead in development mechanical and electronic circuit design, prototyping, and evaluation for diagnostic and therapeutic devices to tackle challenges in medical imaging and biosensing.

The post holder will be expected to undertake travel/trips to the collaborators during the post. 

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

A degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline; with a PhD/EngD completed in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.

Specific, relevant research/development experience to include:

  • Experience performing original research, demonstrated through a record of invention, original publications in top-tier journals, and conference papers and presentations or IP filings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the user centred design; 3D design / CAD software; and electronic circuitry, programming and system controls.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Key Dates

Closing Date: 15/01/2024

Interview Date: 29/01/2024

Further Information

Informal enquiries to Professor Robert Bowman (r.m.bowman@qub.ac.uk)

Information about the School can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMathematicsandPhysics/

UKRI Strength in Places Fund Programme Smart Nano NI (www.smartnanoni.com) brings together Seagate Technology, Causeway Sensors Ltd, Cirdan Imaging, Yelo Ltd and Analytics Engines along with Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the Digital Catapult NI to create a regional programme in development of prototypes and devices in the data storage, telecommunications and MedTech sectors.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Further information on our attractive package can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/pay-reward-and-benefits/

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QueensGenderInitiative/ and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs or click to Apply.

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