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Research Assistant / Associate

Department of Bioengineering

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Jan 2022
  • Salary: £36,694 - £43,376
  • REF: ENG02013
  • Closes: 18th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London. This post is funded by EPSRC IAA grant awarded to Professor Anthony Bull to utilise our developed statistical shape model (SSM) technology at pre-op planning for orthopaedic surgeries. The purpose of this post is to work with other team members to develop a phone app and a website that used intra-operatively for navigation of an orthopaedic implant.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Using your knowledge of development best practices to deliver high quality, performance code that incorporates accessibility from the outset
  • Development planning for software life-cycle to be Compliant with QMS
  • Testing the developed code Work alongside other researchers, mechanical designers to actively shape and steer the development backlog
  • Liaising with clinicians, industry partners, collaborators and other researchers in the team

Essential requirements

You will have a first degree in software engineering or a related discipline. You will have knowledge and practice experience of:

  • Experience as researcher and / or research software engineer
  • Experience with iOS frameworks, proficient with Objective-C, Swift and C++
  • Experience in creating a website frontend with the embedded interactive 3D model using Django, HTML, JavaScript etc.

In addition, it will be highly beneficial to your application if you have hands-on experience with:

  • Hands-on experience with machine learning, deep leaning
  • Extensive experience in OpenCV, VTK or equivalent
  • Familiar with IEC 62304 – software life cycle for medical device
  • Experience with AWS

A portfolio is highly beneficial to your application once shortlisted for an interview.

You will benefit from joining a vibrant, multidisciplinary team with access to expertise across a range of fields. We are looking to appoint someone with strong programming skills to participate in different cutting-edge projects that happen in our research group. There is the strong potential to move to an Imperial College spinout company at the end of this contract.

Further information

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 – £39,888 per annum.

The post is offered on a full time from now, fixed term basis for 3 months, with the possibility to move to a spinout company, or an extension at Imperial College. The post is based in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London (White City Campus, Sir Michael Uren Hub) for now.

Informal queries relating to the position should be directed to Professor Anthony Bull at a.bull@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click “APPLY NOW” to go through to the online application form.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Yusra Vallimohamed at y.vallimohamed@imperial.ac.uk

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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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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