UCL Department / Division
UCL Mechanical Engineering and UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Specific unit / Sub department
Ultrasonics Group
Full Time
(inclusive of London allowance)
£34,056 - £41,163 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to develop and validate computational models describing the propagation of acoustic waves from ex vivo and in vivo sources into the womb, and to help quantify their effects on the developing fetus. Using anatomical scans, meshes suitable for finite element and boundary element computing will be generated, and simulations will be launched on a high-performance computing platform. While it is expected that commercial and/or open source software will initially be used, a strong emphasis will be placed on computationally efficient algorithms and robust software development. 

This post is funded for two years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

It is essential prospective applicants have a Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science. In addition it is essential that candidates possess a PhD or equivalent industry experience in at least one of the follow subjects: Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or in a relevant area for the post you are applying for. 

For this post it is essential candidates possess experience in computing programming using C/C++, Python and Matlab which shall be tested on prior to interview, experience with finite element methods, possess knowledge of boundary element methods, have a demonstrable record of publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and scientific meetings and candidates must be proficient in the use of applied mathematics. 

Though not essential it is desirable candidates possess experience with Linux environment, be competent in mesh generation from medical images, have experience of working within a clinical environment or closely with medical staff and have a awareness of human response to sound and vibration safety standards and regulations.

Further Details

A job description,person specification and application form can be accessed on UCL jobs page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Candidates are expected to demonstrate in their applications how they meet the criteria in the person specification. 

If you have any queries regarding the scientific content of the vacancy, please contact Professor Sebastien Ourselin (" style="color: #003399; font-weight: bold;">). For general application queries, please contact Miss Neha Shah (" style="color: #003399; font-weight: bold;">)


UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date
28 Feb 2017
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.