Imperial College has been awarded almost 11 million over 5 years by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC for a Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis Centre of Excellence. There are a number of departments, divisions and institutes across Imperial participating in this Centre which will bring together a critical mass of engineers, clinicians and basic scientists, collaborating to use technology to improve the diagnosis, understanding, surgical management and rehabilitative treatment of osteoarthritis. The Centre wishes to appoint 6 academic staff of which this post is one. At the end of the grant period, the appointee will become a permanent member of the academic staff, subject to meeting standard performance criteria expected of all academic staff.

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Medical Electronics and Instrumentation with anticipated start date January 2nd 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed in the department that best suits their particular skill set (either Bioengineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or jointly appointed to both departments), and will be based on the South Kensington campus at Imperial College London.

The successful candidate will be responsible for directing a research programme aimed at development of medical sensor systems. This could take the form of disposable "personalized" body-worn sensors/systems, novel sensors or load cells for joint implants, or wireless sensory systems for monitoring whole body and joint function. The ultimate goal is to improve clinical intervention in osteoarthritis, e.g. though planning of treatment and rehabilitation, or through monitoring the efficacy of conservative, surgical or pharmacological interventions. It is envisioned that ultimately this will lead to the creation of new products.

The appointee will plan and direct the implementation of research activities and programmes of outstanding quality, international repute and innovation in the field of medical electronics and instrumentation and advance the reputation of the department(s) and the College. Specifically, he or she will be expected to seek and obtain external research funding, attract and supervise high-quality PhD students, publish papers in prestigious refereed journals, and present research findings at international conferences. The appointee will be expected to interact with scientists, engineers and medics from across College in a multidisciplinary fashion and to extend and interlink the existing research strengths of Imperial College in the field of medical electronics and instrumentation. He/she will also participate in teaching.

The applicant must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate science or engineering discipline along with a previous track record of sensor development and of applying sensor technology for disease monitoring in its broadest sense, preferably through sensor deployment in medical devices. Applicants will ideally also have experience in the commercial exploitation of intellectual property.

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