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University Academic Fellow in Musculoskeletal Medical Technologies

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in Healthcare Technologies? Do you want to further your career in a world-leading, research-intensive Russell Group University? 

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (IMBE) at the University of Leeds is a world-leading centre for medical engineering. The institute spans the faculties of Engineering and Biological Sciences, and brings together a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving the quality of life of an ageing population and achieving a vision of ‘50 active years after 50’. Driven by clinical challenges, the IMBE undertakes research to innovatively develop, test and translate novel therapies and devices into practical clinical applications. The research focuses on longer lasting joint replacements, tissue sparing interventions and biological scaffolds for tissue regeneration, supported by computational and experimental simulation systems for design and pre-clinical testing. Over the last 10 years, the IMBE has received awards from government, charities, healthcare bodies and industry which total in excess of £60 million, and is recognised for its excellence in medical engineering, receiving the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2012. The IMBE hosts a number of national centres, including the EPSRC Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Medical Technologies, an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, as well as a partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust through an NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. 

Activities within the IMBE are aligned with a wider strategic research initiative at the University to build on our interdisciplinary strengths and establish the university as a recognised global leader in healthcare technologies research and innovation. We have a highly successful track record in developing new medical products and services that have progressed to market as new start-up companies and new licence opportunities. That capability was evidenced through the Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region Science and Innovation Audit (BEIS 2017).

There are significant opportunities for these capabilities to be exploited to support a growing global healthcare market, and to build on the research strengths within the IMBE. Specifically, there are opportunities to bring together aspects of biological sciences and engineering to develop the next generation of advanced biological scaffolds for musculoskeletal tissue repair.

You should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of research in this multidisciplinary field, including evidence of success in the translation of your research towards clinical application.

Career Pathway: Tenure track equivalent post requiring successful completion of a 5 year development plan, leading to appointment to a grade 9 Associate Professor, with the potential for accelerated progression.

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To explore the post further, please contact:

Professor Ruth Wilcox, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7980


Application Requirements

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:
1.    A CV;
2.    A list of publications;
3.    A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4).

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculties of Biological Sciences / Engineering
School/Institute:  Cross faculty
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 28 January 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 March 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 30 May 2019
Reference:  ENGME1176
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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