Research Assistant / Associate in Bio-Inspired Soft Robotics
University of Cambridge Department of Engineering
United Kingdom

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering to work on an EPSRC funded project ROBOPATIENT. The post is for 18 months with the possibility of extension.

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

The ROBOPATIENT project aims to develop medical applications of soft robotics especially for the training of medical doctors. Based on the theoretical and technological bases developed, we aim to develop soft robotic platforms for feasibility tests in clinical training. For these purposes, the post holder is expected to conduct investigations and development of soft robot platforms as well as dissemination of achievements through various communication channels. There will be collaboration with project partners which requires smooth communication and team work.

The post holder will help to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will join the Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab in the Department of Engineering, and will be expected to make a contribution to excellence in research. The role holder will participate in the overall contribution of the department/faculty, as appropriate.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are a first degree in a relevant discipline and a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD degree) in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, material science, or a related area; Expertise is sought in one or more of the following areas: biologically inspired robotics, soft robotics, modelling and simulation of biological systems, soft matter modelling and analysis. Experience of rapid prototyping is also required.

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 for 18 months in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter including research statement and a complete list of publications in 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: Lina Zvaginyte-Bagociene, email:

Please quote reference NM24906 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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