Research Assistant in Biomedical Microsystems

Job summary

Inspired by life-style aspirations and biological systems, the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology (CBIT) is inventing, developing and demonstrating devices to meet global challenges in healthcare and well-being, by mimicking living systems effectively and efficiently to create innovative and advanced technologies. A need has arisen within CBIT in a number of ongoing projects for the mechanical design, test, and optimisation of biomedical...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01180
  • Date posted 21 January 2020
  • Closing date 19 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

Inspired by life-style aspirations and biological systems, the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology (CBIT) is inventing, developing and demonstrating devices to meet global challenges in healthcare and well-being, by mimicking living systems effectively and efficiently to create innovative and advanced technologies.

A need has arisen within CBIT in a number of ongoing projects for the mechanical design, test, and optimisation of biomedical microsystems related to implantable neural interfaces, and point-of-care microfluidic devices. The postholder will conduct research on two specific projects. These include “Empowering Next Generation Implantable Neural Interfaces (ENGINI)” and “Microfluidics for sample prep in rapid diagnostics for infectious diseases” They will join a highly dedicated team responsible for the development, test, and delivery of novel devices.

Duties and responsibilities

• To plan and carry out research in accordance with the project aims and timeframes.
• To contribute to the timely production of project deliverables.
• To cooperate with research staff at Imperial College London, and other organisations involved in the related project work.
• To act as the representative for Imperial College in meetings, conference calls and conferences.
• To present research in conferences, open days and to departmental visitors.
• To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations and the web.
• To cooperate with and/or co-supervise research students working on topics related to the project.
• To liaise with team members and cooperate with them for the benefit of the project objectives.
• To promote the reputation of the Centre, Group, the Department and the College.
• To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community.
• To contribute to the smooth running of the Group’s laboratories and, facilities with other scientists, technicians and students within the laboratories.
• To develop a sound understanding of ethical and health and safety regulations, and the responsibilities of themselves and their colleagues.
• To contribute to bids for research grants.
To undertake any necessary training and/or development

Essential requirements

-An undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or relevant discipline
-Proven experience in end-to-end design of medical devices from user requirements, to concept, prototyping, refinement, and end-demonstration
-Experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals or conferences.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.