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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Computer-assisted Interventions, - Ref:1727485 

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

Grade 7 £34,635 - £41,864 per annum or Grade 8 £43,023 - £50,753 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences at UCL invites applications for scientists and engineers (MSc/PhD) with a strong background in the computational, mechanical and physical technology that underpins modern healthcare. This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic candidates with excellent technical skills and track record to join an internationally leading research group. The Centre mission is to increase the translation of scientific and engineering discovery and advances into real life clinical tools for first-in-human clinical studies. 

We require outstanding engineers with in-depth technical skills in computational methods, imaging, robotics and software to develop and translate the next generation of interventional systems. 

Our fundamental research themes are:

  • Physiological Navigation – localising functional and structural information for interventions within the anatomy at different scales 
  • Clinician Experience – optimising the way that clinicians and clinical teams interface with technology to deliver best practice
  • Precision Instrumentation -  devising the next generation of connected sensors, intelligent tools and devices

We need a broad set of technical expertise underpinning the Centre’s data and artificial intelligence, robotics and imaging platforms and research aspirations. 

The posts are funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants will require a PhD degree in appropriate field or equivalent research experience. (If the degree has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis should have been submitted to the degree granting university by the time of starting). Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science. Grade 8 applicants must have the ability to supervise academic work by undergraduates, masters and doctorate students and have postdoctoral research experience. 

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. If about to submit a PhD, the appointment will be at Grade 6B (£30,316 - £31,967) salary per annum (inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For further information and to apply for the vacancy please visit the UCL Jobs page.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Alexandra Ferrell alexandra.ferrell@ucl.ac.uk

If you wish to discuss the posts informally, please contact either Professor David Hawkes (d.hawkes@ucl.ac.uk) or or Dr Danail Stoyanov (danail.stoyanov@ucl.ac.uk). 

Closing Date: 31 July 2018

Lecturer in Surgical and Interventional Sciences, - Ref:1735709 

Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)

Grade 7 £38,581 - £41,864 per annum or Grade 8 £43,023 - £50,753 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering Department at UCL is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Lecturer with expertise in engineering aspects of surgical and interventional sciences. The successful candidate will be part of the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) recently established at UCL, and will join a thriving Department that is committed to the highest standards of research and teaching.

WEISS brings together a large team of engineering and clinical experts working to develop new surgical, interventional and therapeutic technologies. These advances are going to create intuitive and highly personalised surgical platforms and interventions that enable more precise, less invasive procedures. The research is being developed with a wide range of clinical applications in mind, including vascular, paediatric, ophthalmic, neurological and robotic surgical interventions for cancer treatment. In particular, the Centre will advance engineering sciences in intraoperative imaging and sensing, data fusion and extraction, human-technology interfaces, tissue modelling, interventional instrumentation and surgical navigation. The new lecturer is expected to become an active member of this Centre and help to expand its research portfolio.

As well as leading collaborative research activities, the successful candidate will be expected contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and MSc taught programmes in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, and to the supervision of PhD students.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have an outstanding track record in engineering aspects of surgical and interventional sciences. Working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams involving end users, clinicians, professions allied to healthcare, and academics working in the life sciences.

A first degree and a PhD in engineering, physics, computing, or a related discipline is required. The candidate is expected to develop and lead a world-leading programme of research and to attract funding to support this.

Candidates will need to have essential experience of Lecturing and assessment at undergraduate/masters level (essential for Grade 8) and Management and organisation of research projects (essential for Grade 8).

For further information and to apply for the vacancy please visit the UCL Jobs page.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Alexandra Ferrell alexandra.ferrell@ucl.ac.uk

If you wish to discuss the posts informally, please contact either Professor David Hawkes (d.hawkes@ucl.ac.uk) or or Dr Danail Stoyanov (danail.stoyanov@ucl.ac.uk). 

Closing Date: 12 August 2018



PhD Vacancies

We are now accepting applications for Academic Year 2018-2019, with fully funded studentships available. Our application deadline is 12 July 2018. 

Why study with our Centre?

The Centre brings together a wide team of engineering and clinical experts working to develop new surgical technologies. Training is affiliated with the UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training In Medical Imaging. We offer:

  • An extensive number of research projects to support translational research in surgical and interventional sciences
  • Project collaborations with 9 leading research hospitals and their associated biomedical research centres
  • Connections to government bodies, industry partners and charities
  • The chance to translate novel interventional methods from lab to clinic and the marketplace 


Funding
We offer a number of funded studentships, which cover:

  • Fees: UK/EU fees for three or four years depending on project
  • Stipend: at least £16,851 per annum tax free for the duration of project
  • Project related consumable and travel funds


Who can apply?
We are always on the lookout for the best and brightest students. Successful applicants will:

  • Have achieved or be predicted a first or upper second degree, preferably in a physical science discipline. Applicants with degrees in chemistry and life sciences and demonstrably strong mathematical skills are welcome
  • Have a demonstrable interest in healthcare engineering for surgical and interventional sciences


How do I apply?
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Kate Litwinczuk, k.litwinczuk@ucl.ac.uk with the subject heading ‘WEISS PhD application’.  Application deadline is 12 July 2018.

Please visit our PhD page for more information on currently available projects.

Contact: 

If you wish to discuss the posts informally, please contact either Professor David Hawkes (d.hawkes@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr Matt Clarkson (m.clarkson@ucl.ac.uk).