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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 - Grade 8 £43,023 - £50,753 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional 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. 

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: 30 June 2018


Centre Manager, - Ref:1724846

Salary (inclusive of London allowance)

£43,023 - £50,753 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Centre has affiliation with the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering through the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) and directly to the Faculty of Engineering through the Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE). 

WEISS collaborates with Faculties within UCL, the NHS, charitable trusts and foundations, national and international Universities and industries.  This role will work most closely with the Director, academic and research staff conducting this funded research and delivering outcomes that have real-world, life-improving impacts.

Focussed primarily on supporting WEISS activities and infrastructure and but also providing support to affiliated externally funded projects as required, this role will provide strategically informed management support, working closely within and across teams responsible for research, translation, healthcare and industry both internal and external to UCL.

This post is funded until 30th April 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have an undergraduate science/health related degree or substantial relevant experience along with a postgraduate diploma or professional project management qualification (eg Prince 2). The candidate must have experience in administration and management within a higher education environment along with an understanding if the UK research funding environment. 

Experience of successful change management projects is desirable.

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: 30 June 2018


PhD Vacancies

We are now accepting applications for Academic Year 2018-2019, with fully funded studentships available. Our application deadline is 9 June 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 26 June 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).