Research Assistant in Medical Device Development

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7058728 (Ref.No. ENGEE1095)
Posted: July 26, 2019

Job Description

Do you want to support world-leading research in medical devices? Do you want to contribute to improving patients’ quality of life by facilitating the creation of innovative devices to assist with medical procedures? Do you want to join an international team of outstanding roboticists and clinicians? 

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual with a good team-working ethos to support our research at the Science and Technology Of Robotics in Medicine (STORM) Lab. You will have a varied and exciting role supporting world leading research in the area of medical device development. You will be a key member of the STORM lab team and be responsible for supporting research using your technical experience.

At the STORM Lab, we strive to improve the quality of life of people undergoing soft-tissue surgery and flexible endoscopy by creating novel medical technologies. The continuous progression of technology is enabling miniature capsule- or snake-like robots to work inside the human body. 

You will have a Masters or PhD in Biomedical engineering, Mechatronic engineering or similar, with experience in flexibility and multitasking through work on multiple stages of system development, and an understanding of the fundamentals of ultrasound.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Pietro Valdastri, PhD, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3706 or email: 

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (6 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 25 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 28 July 2019
Reference:  ENGEE1095


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