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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position at Anglia Ruskin University

    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position
    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 England.

    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 proposals.

    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 loan.

    Job Description

    Job Title: Research Fellow in Medical Engineering
    Grade: 5
    Job Family: Teaching, Research & Scholarship
    Work Base: Chelmsford
    Hours of Work: Full time
    Responsible to: Director of the Medical Engineering Research Group
    Responsible for: No direct line management responsibility
    Relationship and Contacts: Students, Colleagues, Stakeholders, Clients, 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 post holder 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:

    Contribute to the computer simulation of reconstructed reconstructed bones and soft tissues, using finite element method.
    Develop in vitro research protocols to carry out biomechanics and biomaterial tests.
    Assist with the development of motion analysis projects.
    Promote the development of medical device research both within our university and with external partners and consultants.
    Undertake research and consultancy and, where appropriate, some teaching duties.
    Assist in writing collaborative funding bids for research, knowledge transfer and postgraduate training.
    Supervise PhD students.
    Help promote and develop our research profile nationally and internationally.
    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 group.
    Assist in attracting research and development funding.
    Prepare and deliver reports on research activity and related areas including progress reports on grants and consultancy.
    Contribute to teaching within the Faculty.
    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

    Personal Qualities

    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 focused


    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.