Research Assistant/Associate in Bioengineering

Imperial College London Department of Bioengineering

Job summary

The Department of Bioengineering wishes to appoint a Research Assistant/ Associate to develop a 3D hydrogel high-throughput screening platform for vocal fold (VF) and intervertebral disc (IVD) tissue engineering applications. In collaboration with McGill University, the hydrogel-based platform will be designed to screen physicochemical parameters identified using customised artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01593
  • Date posted 8 March 2021
  • Closing date 11 April 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington and White City Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £36,045 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Bioengineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Bioengineering wishes to appoint a Research Assistant/ Associate to develop a 3D hydrogel high-throughput screening platform for vocal fold (VF) and intervertebral disc (IVD) tissue engineering applications. In collaboration with McGill University, the hydrogel-based platform will be designed to screen physicochemical parameters identified using customised artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

Duties and responsibilities

This post is based within the Regenerative Materials group at Imperial College London, working with Dr. Adam Celiz in collaboration with the BICI Group of Professor Anil A Bharath. The post will be based within new state-of-the-art research facilities within the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub.

You will have experience in data-driven machine learning, or large-scale image processing/computer vision. Experience with quantitative microscopy, computational models of image formation, topics allied to data science, or generative models would be an advantage.

Essential requirements

We are seeking a conscientious, innovative computational, scientist who has, or is about to receive a PhD in a relevant subject (computer science, biomedical engineering or topics allied to data science) or the equivalent. You will have experience in the development of data processing pipelines or automated workflow and have a good track record of academic publications commensurate with your current research experience.

To be successful you will have excellent time management, problem solving and communication skills, particularly in an academic environment and be able to work well as part of a team, including with students.

Further information

The Celiz laboratory and BICI groups have strong personal development policies, and assistance and support will be offered to candidates who wish to apply for research fellowships or develop their professional skills over the course of their employment.

This post will be based across our South Kensington Campus and White City Campus.

This post is Full time and fixed term for 5 months with the possibility of an extension. 

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

Closing date: 11 April 2021

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Michelle McCartney at m.mccartney@imperial.ac.uk.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Adam Celiz (a.celiz@imperial.ac.uk) or Professor Anil A Bharath (a.bharath@imperial.ac.uk)                 

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