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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position - Medical EngineeringResearch Group, Anglia Ruskin University

    Our vibrant, modern University has ambitious plans for its future. Our two
    main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford are being transformed with major
    capital investments. With an annual income of 139m, 28,000 students and
    2,100 staff, we are a major force for higher education in the East of

    We have an impressive range of research activity including the field of
    medical engineering where we have been working with partners in the UK and
    overseas to develop innovative solutions to challenges faced in this area. We
    are now growing this area of research within our Postgraduate Medical
    Institute (PMI) to create a centre of excellence in teaching, consultancy and
    research. As a University-wide Institute the PMl's activity is across a broad
    portfolio including Medical Engineering, Well Being, Education and Health.
    This is an exciting opportunity to help grow our research expertise and
    ensure the PMI becomes a recognised centre of excellence within the region
    and the UK for Medical Engineering.

    You will work within the Medical Engineering Research Group participating in
    research activities, advising postgraduate research students, designing
    research protocols, both by computer simulations and in vitro investigations,
    design of medical devices and the submission of scientific articles and grant

    The successful candidate will have a PhD or near completion or other research
    qualification in a biomedical or related subject area, be innovative and able
    to work independently as well as part of a team.

    Benefits include: final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave
    entitlement, flexible working opportunities and interest free travel to work

    Job Description

    Job Title: Research Fellow in
    Medical Engineering

    Grade: 5

    Job Family: Teaching, Research &

    Work Base: Chelmsford

    Hours of Work: Full time

    Responsible to: Director of the Medical
    Engineering Research Group

    Responsible for: No direct line management

    Relationship and Contacts: Students




    Professional or
    external bodies

    Job Purpose: To advance research
    activities within the Medical Engineering Research Group

    Background Information:

    The Research Associate in Medical Engineering will contribute to extending
    and promoting the work of the group and further enhancing their profile
    through interaction with the Post Graduate Medical Institute (PMI) based in
    Chelmsford. The postholder will also be responsible for contributing to the
    research activities of the group and help enhance our track record in the
    field of medical engineering both in the UK and internationally through
    publications and securing external funding.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    1. Contribute to the computer simulation of reconstructed reconstructed
    bones and soft tissues, using finite element method.

    2. Develop in vitro research protocols to carry out biomechanics and
    biomaterial tests.

    3. Promote the development of medical device research both within our
    university and with external partners and consultants.

    4. Undertake research and consultancy and, where appropriate, some
    teaching duties.

    5. Assist in writing collaborative funding bids for research, knowledge
    transfer and postgraduate training.

    6. Supervise PhD students.

    7. Help promote and develop our research profile nationally and

    8. Together with the members of the Medical Engineering Research Group,
    work with relevant professional bodies, government agencies, private
    companies and individuals to develop and promote the work of the research

    9. Assist in attracting research and development funding.

    10. Prepare and deliver reports on research activity and related areas
    including progress reports on grants and consultancy.

    11. Contribute to teaching within the Faculty.

    12. Such other duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may
    reasonably be required.

    This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. It is
    normal practice to review periodically job descriptions to ensure that they
    are relevant to the job currently being performed, and to incorporate any
    changes which have occurred or are being proposed. The review process is
    carried out jointly by manager and employee and you are therefore expected to
    participate fully in such discussions. In all cases, it is our aim to reach
    agreement to reasonable changes, but where it is not possible to reach
    agreement we reserve the right to make reasonable changes to your job
    description which commensurate with your grade after consultation with you.

    Person Specification



    * PhD or near completion or other research qualification in a
    biomedical, mechanical or related subject areas PhD or near completion or
    other research qualification in a biomedical, mechanical or related subject


    * Publications in internationally recognised scientific journals

    * Successful bid writing


    * Ability to carry out computer simulations by finite element
    analysis techniques

    * Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written

    * Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    * Project management skills

    * Ability to think innovatively, creatively and analytically

    * Ability to meet deadlines

    * Ability to work with multiple projects

    * IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office

    * Ability to solve problems

    * Strong interpersonal skills


    * Ability to work co-operatively and as part of a team

    * Flexible approach

    * Commitment to our values

    * Ability to work and act with integrity

    * Enjoy taking up new challenges

    * Customer focussed


    * Commitment to standing in the academic or professional community

    * Commitment to own continuous personal and professional development

    * Ability to travel, as required by the job

    * Committed to equality and diversity


    * Certificate in Learning and Teaching

    * Associate of HE Academy

    * Teaching experience

    * Supervision of PhD students

    Applicants should send their curriculum vitae to Dr Rajshree Mootanah, The review of applications will begin
    immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Rajshree Mootanah, PhD MBA
    Director, Medical Engineering Research Group
    Senior Lecturer
    Department of Computing and Technology
    Faculty of Science & Technology
    Anglia Ruskin University
    Bishop Hall Lane
    Essex CM1 1SQ
    UK Tel: (44) 1245 493131 ext 3909
    Fax: (44) 1245 684536


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