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Research Associate in Micro-robotics

Research Associate in Micro-robotics

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering and Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Research Associate salary: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum*

Fixed term appointment for 3 years starting in October 2017

Applicants are invited to apply for a new vacancy as Research Associate (post-doctoral) level for Micro-robotics for surgery. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

The vacancy is created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing the future generation of medical robotics by anticipating the paradigm shift brought forward by precision medicine – the need for intervention at microscopic scales to ensure effective management of early malignancies and navigation with smart actuation through in situ, in vivo cellular level imaging and sensing. It harnesses different strands of engineering and clinical developments in micro-robotics for precision surgery and to establish platform technologies for endoluminal micro-surgical intervention with broad values across different surgical specialties.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Novel sensor designs and micro-actuation schemes for robotics
  • Micro-fabrication and cellular level micro-manipulation
  • Fibre optics and biophotonics
  • Surgical robotics, particularly with experiences in continuum robot design and clinical deployment

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

You must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English. The position is based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistants within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170136LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Please include:

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 24 May 2017

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer

Research Associate in Micro-robotics and Implantable Sensors

Research Associate in Micro-robotics and Implantable Sensors

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Research Associate salary: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum*

Fixed term appointment until 31 December 2020

Applicants are invited to apply for a new position in smart sensing for surgery. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

This vacancy is created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing novel wearable and implantable sensors and devices for minimally invasive surgical intervention. Through a multi-modal approach linking novel biosensors, the project addresses both direct and indirect sensing targets for early detection of surgical site infection, continuous monitoring of tissue viability, and quantitative assessment of functional restoration.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Novel sensor designs (grapheme and optical fiber based techniques)
  • Implantable micro-electronics, optical sensing and characterisation
  • Micro-robotics and cell manipulation

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

You must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Physics, Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English. The position is based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

* Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170071LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Please include:

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 18 April 2017

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer

Research Assistant/Associate in Biophotonics and Endoscopic Imaging

Research Assistant/Associate in Biophotonics and Endoscopic Imaging

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Research Assistant salary: £31,740 to £33,370 per annum
Research Associate salary: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum

Fixed term appointment until 31st May 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for a new vacancy at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level for biophotonics and endoscopic imaging. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

The vacancy is created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing robot-guided endobronchial OCT and fluorescence imaging to allow multi-modal visualisation of the morphological and cellular details of the distal airways. The project is being carried out by a multidisciplinary team with complementary research skills in robotics, optical imaging, and endobronchial intervention.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Biophotonics, particularly with strong hands on experience and theoretical skills in confocal endomicroscopy, OCT, and fluorescence microscopy
  • Endoscopic imaging, 3D navigation and multi-scale integration
  • Optical sensing and micro-electronics

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

For a Research Assistant level position you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline.  For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English.  The position is based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170078LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Please include:

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 17 April 2017

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer

PhD Scholarship in Robotic Vision

PhD Scholarship in Robotic Vision

To start before Oct 2017
Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,296 per annum (2015/16 figure including London weighting) and home/EU fees

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas; yet will be appropriate and accessible to all countries for addressing different needs of the healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovations.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background (with a first class degree) or MSc in robotic vision related subjects including computer science, physics, and electronic engineering, particularly with extensive project experiences in:

  • Computer vision (tracking and motion analysis, multi-view geometry, SLAM)
  • Advanced image processing techniques
  • Deep learning for machine vision

Experience in developing real-time vision systems and multi-disciplinary collaboration would be an advantage. Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical and computing skills are essential.

How to apply:

Please send the following before 20th March, 2017 to Ms Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with subject reference of your email as Hamlyn-Vision-2017 and to include:

  • A full CV plus transcripts of all degree results
  • A 2-3 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Two recent letters of reference

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people

PhD Scholarship in Medical Robotics

PhD Scholarship in Medical Robotics

To start before Oct 2017
Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,296 per annum (2015/16 figure including London weighting) and home/EU fees

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas; yet will be appropriate and accessible to all countries for addressing different needs of the healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovations.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background (with a first class degree) or MSc in medical robotics related subjects including computer science, physics, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering, particularly with extensive project experiences in:

  • Mechatronics – design, modelling and simulation
  • Robotics – control and kinematic analysis

Experience in medical device design and multi-disciplinary collaboration would be an advantage. Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical and computing skills are essential.

How to apply:

Please send the following before 20th March, 2017 to Ms Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with subject reference of your email as Hamlyn-Robotics-2017 and to include:

  • A full CV plus transcripts of all degree results
  • A 2-3 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Two recent letters of reference

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people

PhD Scholarship in Materials and Photonics for Micro-robotics

PhD Scholarship in Materials and Photonics for Micro-robotics

To start before Oct 2017
Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,296 per annum (2015/16 figure including London weighting) and home/EU fees

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas; yet will be appropriate and accessible to all countries for addressing different needs of the healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovations.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background (with a first class degree) or MSc in material science or photonics for developing new generations of micro-robotics, in related subjects including material science, physics, computer science, physics, and electronic engineering, particularly with extensive project experiences in one of the following areas:

  • Material science
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Fibre optics

Experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration would be an advantage. Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical and computing skills are essential.

How to apply:

Please send the following before 20th March, 2017 to Ms Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with subject reference of your email as Hamlyn-Vision-2017 and to include:

  • A full CV plus transcripts of all degree results
  • A 2-3 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Two recent letters of reference

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people


Supported by the Hamlyn Endowment Fund and research grants from our funding bodies and industrial partners, we are always interested in providing positions for talented researchers in imaging, sensing and robotics. The Centre aims to attract the brightest students from around the world, drawn by the unique opportunities offered within the Centre’s multidisciplinary environment and state-of-the-art facilities.

In addition to the job opportunities advertised for specific research projects, we also support applicants for the following fellowships to work within the centre:

Please contact Miss Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) if you want to discuss specific details about any of the fellowships listed above.