University of Nottingham

Research Fellow/Associate in Biomedical Engineering (Fixed term)

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Location:  University Park 

Salary:  £28,762 to £43,414 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance 

Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 December 2022 

Reference:  ENG555422

We are looking for a research engineer, whose expertise lies in biomedical and instrumentation engineering for the collection of physiological signals from newborns in the early golden minutes of life. This NIHR funded project aims to collect essential vital signs during newborn resuscitation deploying a new wearable wireless medical multi-sensor device. The overall aim of the project is to validate and verify the performance of this new device against other CE approved medical devices such as ECG, SpO2, temperature and respiration. 

This is a highly multidisciplinary project involving researchers from disciplines including engineering, medical health sciences, usability engineering and industry. The post will involve the development and implementation of a real time monitoring system integrating both CE and pre-CE approved medical devices. As a result, a clear understanding of the recognised medical devices electrical safety standards BS60601-1 and 60601-1-2 for example are required with “on the job” training provided if necessary. 

You will be joining an exciting, internationally recognised team who have previously spun out its activities that are now deployed globally on over 500,000 expectant mothers/year. 

We require you to be able to carry out duties to the highest standard and to achieve our project goals this work will involve: 

  • Enabling the measurement of vital physiological signals from newborns
  • Undertake original research of international excellence leading to the filing of intellectual property
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, workshops and meetings resulting in successful research outputs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and highly organised engineering researcher who can evidence: 

  • A PhD (or close to completion) in Opto-Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Medical Devices or related subject or other significant relevant work experience
  • Expert knowledge of Labview instrumentation tools or other real time programming tools
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Experience of signal processing and data analysis applied to medical devices with deployment of Matlab or other similar data analysis tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary/multicultural team
  • Networking, actively engaging with and valuing other areas and diverse groups

This position is available from 1 February 2023 and will be offered on a fixed-term basis until 30 June 2025. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered. Many of our team have flexible working patterns so we’re open to discuss flexible working arrangements with you.

 If it sounds like you would be a good fit, we look forward to hearing from you.

For information about the Faculty of Engineering and The Centre of Healthcare technologies see: 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill, via email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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