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Research Assistant

Department of Bioengineering

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,694 - £39,888
  • REF: ENG01926
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking to employ a Research Assistant on a 6-month contract to work in the research group of Dr Spyros Masouros at Imperial. The selected researcher will join an internationally-regarded, dynamic, friendly, diverse, and inclusive team working on improving the outcomes of musculoskeletal injury.

Duties and responsibilities

The project involves designing and procuring to manufacture testing fixtures for spinal implant testing against industrial standards, benchmarking this capability using spinal implants from collaborators, and developing ‘digital twins’ of all testing procedures using finite element analysis.

Essential requirements

The researcher is expected to have experience in delivering project for industry, and expertise in finite element analysis, mechanical testing, and design. They will have an MEng in Biomedical Engineering with at least one year of working experience.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for career advancement in an internationally renowned research laboratory. The Injury and Reconstruction Biomechanics Test Suite is a state of the art laboratory for translating research into clinical practice and for supporting biomedical engineering established companies and start-ups with the design, testing, and analysis of their products.

Please see the job description and person specification document associated with this advert for the full list of criteria.

Further information

This is a fixed term position for 6 months.

This position is based at our White City Campus in London.

Informal queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Spyros Masouros ( smas@imperial.ac.uk ).

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, 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.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published.For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research /

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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk .

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