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Research Assistant/ Fellow in Mechatronics for Medical Devices

Published 2023-03-17

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University College London (UCL)

UCL is a multi-faculty college of the University of London with a population of over 42,000 students, from more than 150 different countries. Degree programmes are provided in Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, Architecture, Building, Environmental Design and Planning, Laws, Life Sciences and Clinical Sciences (including Medicine), Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Engineering Sciences. For more information see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/about-ucl.

UCL Mechanical Engineering

UCL Mechanical Engineering has been pioneering the development of engineering education, having taught the core discipline for over 165 years. UCL was home to the UK's first ever Professor of the Mechanical Principles of Engineering, Eaton Hodgkinson, in 1847. It was also where Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy introduced organized laboratory practicals in university education training; a world-leading educational innovation at the time.

About the role

The physical-mechanical interactions that shape our skulls during infancy are poorly understood. This lack of fundamental knowledge limits our ability to advance treatment of a wide range of craniofacial conditions mostly affecting children. This is a significant engineering challenge due to the complexity of this system.

You will be working in Moazen Lab on an EPSRC funded project (CranioMech). Your main role would be to lead on various in/ex vivo animal experiments. This will include designing the required experimental set up, assembling the equipment, developing the control program to run the set up, analysing the results and presenting the finding in the format of journal articles and presentations to the wider community.

About you

You are expected to have a strong background in control engineering and have previous experience in designing and developing costume experimental set up for in/ex vivo animal experiments.

You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. Bio/Medical/Control Engineering) or be nearing completion. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Grade 6B (salary £34,502 - £36,348 per annum including London Allowance), with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD Thesis.

You must have experience in LabVIEW and control engineering.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Prof. Mehran Moazen:

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This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL welcomes applications from international applicants who require a visa.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits.

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London's Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world's talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore 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.