Research Associate in Sensing Technologies applied to Medical Diagnostics
Imperial College London
September 24, 2018
London, United Kingdom
£36,800 - £44,220 per annum
Full Time - Experienced
Years of Experience:
Academia, Research Laboratory
The research programme in Surgery and Surgical Technology Theme of the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) led by Professor Ara Darzi focuses on improving the quality and safety of the surgical care pathway through technological innovations using our strong track record of interdisciplinary research in design/engineering, medicine, information technology. Our aim is to continue to translate innovations, in a safe and cost-effective manner, with significant health and economic impact and transferable across all surgical specialities as the output of three inter-related programmes of research:
Programme 1 - Surgical Robotics and Allied Technologies;
Programme 2 - Diagnostics and Sensing;
Programme 3 - Translation and Service Delivery.
Purpose of the Post
The post is funded by the Imperial NIHR BRC that will focus on Programme 2 - Diagnostics and Sensing. This programme will focus on development of innovative technologies for peri-operative diagnosis and sensing including biophotonics, confocal imaging, mass-spectral tissue analysis, and sepsis detection sensors.
To carry out research into new biosensing and diagnostic tools in the Surgery and Surgical Technology Theme of the Imperial NIHR BRC, undertake project management and/or supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, he/she will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.
Develop their research area and to develop new research ideas.
Undertake and deliver high quality research.
Publish completed research in leading international journals and to present material to the group/College, national and international conferences, workshops and meetings.
Collaborate in preparing proposals or initiate new proposals for future research funding, especially as a result of feasibility studies.
Obtain research grants from national and international funding bodies, and obtain funding from industry.
Develop further contacts and research collaborations with collaborating companies, the College and the wider community.
Investigate clinical translation of existing and new research ideas.
Maintain accurate and complete records of all findings.
To be responsible for ensuring that data is accurate, up-to-date and complete.
To write reports for submission to research sponsors.
Meet regularly with the Principal Investigator to report progress and jointly decide on avenues for research; interacting daily with other members of the research team, particularly providing guidance to research students.
Work with the management team to develop and deliver knowledge transfer programmes to embed research outcomes into business settings, where appropriate.
Ensure quality of working standards by monitoring group member satisfaction, needs and requirements.
Co-supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, where necessary.
Carry out supervision of undergraduate and Masters projects, where required.
Contribute to teaching on BSc and Masters courses, where appropriate.
Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.
To attend relevant meetings
To undertake any necessary training and/or development
To comply with the College, Division, and Unit safety practices and to attend courses on safety when appropriate.
Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by line manager/supervisor.
PhD in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or related discipline.
Knowledge and experience in using and developing optical, electric and spectroscopic sensor technologies.
Knowledge of experimental design principles and statistical procedures.
Practical experience within a research environment and/or publication in relevant and refereed journals.
Dealing with specific groups of people, e.g. sponsors, patients.
Practical experience in CAD and ECAD environments.
Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses.
Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature.
Excellent analytical skills.
Creative approach to problem-solving.
Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people.
Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication.
Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines.
Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative.
Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times.
Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role.
Willingness to mentor others.
Commitment to meeting deadlines.
Commitment to maintaining and enhancing facilities and training others in their use.
Experience with the use of imaging software would be advantageous.
Understanding of the healthcare technologies industry.
Ability to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work.
Ability to develop and apply new concepts.
Flexible attitude towards work.
Willingness to travel both within the UK and abroad to conduct research and attend conferences.
Willingness to work out of normal working hours (including weekends) if the requirements of the project demand.
Internal Number: MED00607
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