Closing Date 29 July 2015
Biomedical Engineering has a very strong presence in UCL in general and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in particular, with world leading activity in a number of areas (biomaterials, cardiovascular implants, imaging, therapeutics & drug delivery, physiological modelling etc.).
UCL is home to a flourishing community of biomedical engineers, conducting world-leading research, inspired and supported by exceptionally strong links with clinicians in numerous nearby major hospitals – UCLH (including the Eastman Dental Hospital & Heart Hospital), Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Barts Heart Centre (Barts Health NHS Trust), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, etc. The mission of this community is to pursue highly innovative and effective new healthcare technologies that address unmet healthcare needs. The majority of UCL’s biomedical engineering research is currently based within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, and the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS). UCL’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) provides an integrative framework of strongly collaborative and mutually supportive academic departments in biomedical engineering research & development, and actively supports innovation and translational research in healthcare technologies.
The Department is committed to expanding its research in this field and to promote new and innovative areas of activity. Within this framework, we intend to appoint a Lecturer in the broad field of Medical Devices, who can demonstrate an excellent research track record or outstanding potential in one or more of the following areas: medical robotics and control engineering, minimally invasive interventions and related implants design, implantable and/or miniaturised sensing/actuating technologies for physiological monitoring and interventions. Preference will be given to experimental research approaches, research connected to miniaturisation (micro- and/or nano-technologies) and combination of electrical/electronic and mechanical methodologies.
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject and a track record of research in biomedical engineering or related cross-disciplinary themes that promote new healthcare strategies and technologies. The principal criterion for appointment is research excellence, although a very strong commitment to excellence in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level is also expected.
The post will involve a contribution to teaching and research project supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which will be aligned to the research area and may include control, instrumentation, mechanics, applied mechanics, robotics and biomechanics. Experience of supervising postgraduate research students and a track record of obtaining external research funding are desirable, and will be essential for consideration for appointment at grade 8.
Further details can be found here.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Yiannis Ventikos (firstname.lastname@example.org).