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Research Fellow in Surgical Robotics

Do you want to make a difference in patients’ quality of life by creating innovative robots that are able to treat incurable diseases? Are you excited about contributing to scientific research in surgical robotics? Are you able to think outside the box to find innovative solutions to life-threatening diseases? Do you want to join an international team of outstanding roboticists and clinicians? 

We are looking for a proactive individual to join our Science and Technology of Robotics in Medicine (STORM) Lab, bringing their excitement for scientific research in surgical robotics with them. 

At the STORM Lab, we strive to improve the quality of life for people undergoing soft-tissue surgery and flexible endoscopy by creating miniature and non-invasive robots. The continuous quest for miniaturization is enabling miniature capsule-like or tentacle robots to work inside the human body. At the STORM Lab, we are designing and creating soft and compliant robotic devices to be used inside specific districts of the human body to detect and cure diseases in a non-invasive way.

This vacancy is created by a major EPSRC Programme grant to the STORM Lab aiming to deliver ultrasonic devices for minimal access interventional surgery via a soft, flexible and compliant robotic manipulator. This collaborative grant has partners at the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Southampton.

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Robotics or related disciplines, you will have a proven track-record in medical device design and/or robotic systems, together with a proactive, enthusiastic approach to research.

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

Prof Pietro Valdastri, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3706 or Email: p.valdastri@leeds.ac.uk 

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

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 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years, available from 1 November 2018 (grant funded))
Release Date:  Monday 24 September 2018
Closing Date:  Tuesday 30 October 2018
Interview Date:  Monday 19 November 2018
Reference:  ENGEE1078
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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