Research Assistant/Associate in Stethoscope Acoustics

Department of Engineering, Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £26,715 - £30,942
    or £32,816 - £40,322
  • REF: NM25768
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Stethoscope Acoustics.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to undertake vibration testing of stethoscopes to design efficient stethoscopes optimised to work with machine-learning software.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are that the candidate has obtained or is close to obtaining a PhD in mechanical and acoustical engineering.

They must have a strong interest in experimental acoustics, extensive knowledge of experimental vibration and fluid dynamics, a strong experience in mathematical and computational modelling, ability to conduct independent research and good project management and communication skills.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £26,715 – £30,942; Research Associate: £32,816 – £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter to the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the Fluids Group Administrator by email:

Please quote reference NM25768 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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