Job description Job summary
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new role of Post-doctoral Research Associate in Robotics in the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The main purpose of the role will be to develop new approaches and surgical procedures by research and development of robotic devices that extend the capabilities of minimally invasive intervention. This will include the allied technologies of sensing and imaging to realise platforms for image guided intervention.
The NIHR Imperial BRC harnesses the scientific power of Imperial College London, the only UK University devoted wholly to science, engineering, business and medicine, and the UK’s largest group of research-intensive hospitals in Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The BRC supports the infrastructure to promote and facilitate the flow of research from laboratory bench to patient bedside as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Duties and responsibilities
The post holder will be responsible for developing their research area and new research ideas to achieve the wider aims of the Surgery and Surgical Technology Theme. They will be expected to undertake and deliver high quality research that is published in high impact journals and presented at local, national and international meetings. They will also be expected to write reports for research sponsors and assist with supervision of post-graduate and undergraduate students.
A PhD in Engineering (mechatronics, computer science) or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to apply for this role. Additionally, knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures is essential, as is practical experience within a research environment.
The post is full time, fixed term for one year.