UCL Department / Division: Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £34,056 - £41,163 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
The Research Associate will be part of a vibrant team that develops robots and algorithms for
regenerative medical interventions in confined spaces. This specific position aims at developing the
mechatronics and control components that enable image-guided delivery of the said stem cells with
a sub-millimetre flexible robot. The post-holder can be involved in the design and development of
the robotic system’s actuation and control, and the overall framework that provides the computer-aided
assistance during the robotic intervention. They will have the opportunity to be involved in all
aspects of robot design, testing, and deployment to the operating theatre.
The post is funded for two year in the first instance.
Key Requirements
Candidates must have a PhD, equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience in
mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or closely related field. Candidates must possess a
first or upper second undergraduate degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or
related subject, and must demonstrate excellent engineering and communication skills. A strong
publication record is expected.
 All candidates must have demonstrable experience of mechatronics system design, modelling, and
development, preferably, but not necessarily, in an image-guided robotic surgery context. Familiarity
with flexible robots and their modelling is highly desirable. Experience with Computer-Aided Design
software (e.g. Solidworks) and scientific computing platforms (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) is necessary.
Familiarity with Robot Programming (e.g. via ROS) would be desirable.
Further Details
For a detailed job description and person specification , and to apply, please visit

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr. Christos Bergeles, email:

Closing Date: 22 Aug 2017