UK: PostDoc Research Assistants/Research Associates in Medical Robotics and Mechatronics at Imperial College London

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Research Assistant salary in the range: £28,770 to £31,880 per annum

Research Associate salary in the range: £32,750 to £41,540 per annum

Duration: Fixed term appointments until 31 March 2016

Description: Applicants are invited to apply for 2 new vacancies in image guided surgery and robotics at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The purpose of the project is to develop a cooperative, miniaturised hands-on robot for image-guided surgery.

We are looking for candidates with strong expertise in the following areas:

  • Medical robotics and mechatronic designs for minimally invasive surgery;
  • Microactuators and sensing;
  • Image guided surgery particularly in surgical vision, intra-operative registration, augmented reality and real-time visualisation/navigation systems.

Applicants should have a strong background in mechatronics, computing, electronic engineering, bioengineering or other related subjects. For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Physics or other relevant subject with practical experience in clinical applications.  For a Research Assistant position you must have a good first degree / Masters (or equivalent) in one of the above areas. Applicants who are near to completion of a PhD (or equivalent) will be preferred.

Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English. The positions are based at the Hamlyn Centre, which has dedicated engineering and clinical research facilities at the South Kensington campus and St Mary’s campus of Imperial College.

The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

For an informal discussion please contact Raphaele Raupp email:

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: (please select “job search” then enter the job reference EN20130330AL into “keywords”).

Please include:

  • An application form quoting reference Micro-0913
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Joanne Day:

Closing date:  02 October 2013

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