Research Associate

Job summary

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments, including the Department of Bioengineering. The Department has consistently been awarded exceptional research ratings, including in the most recent REF assessment (2014), in which 95% our...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01339
  • Date posted 23 July 2020
  • Closing date 23 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments, including the Department of Bioengineering. The Department has consistently been awarded exceptional research ratings, including in the most recent REF assessment (2014), in which 95% our returned research was judged world-leading and internationally excellent. Find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits/.

Duties and responsibilities

The laboratory of Professor James Moore in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London is looking for a Research Associate to develop an implantable device for the prevention of breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL). This incurable condition develops in approximately 20% of all breast cancer patients. The implant includes a structural component that helps encourage lymph flow and releases a growth factor that encourages the regrowth of lymphatic vessels. The goal of this project is to finalise the implant design under regulatory-compliant conditions and prepare it for preclinical and clinical testing. It is an excellent project for a PhD with an interest in medical device design and entrepreneurship

Essential requirements

You will have:
- Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
- Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including computational modelling and mechanical testing
- Knowledge of biomechanics
- Knowledge of medical device development
- The ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature
- The ability to develop and apply new concepts

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Moore at james.moore.jr@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Jo Adam at i.adam@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing Date: (midnight BST)

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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.