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Research Associate in Instrumentation and Circuit Design

Sensors, Systems and Circuits Group (SSCG)

We wish to recruit a Research Associate from 1st November 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter to work on an EPSRC funded project involving developing the next generation cochlear implants. The collaborative project has a dynamic multi-disciplinary consortium of scientists, engineers, translational clinicians and surgeons to deliver research excellence towards manufacturing novel acoustic devices for neurologically impaired patients with sensory neural hearing loss. The appointment will be for one year for the first instance and further funding to support the post may be available. The postholder will work with Dr Xiao Liu, Dr Wenhui Song and Dr Jonathan Gale.

This project is at the cutting edge of hearing aid technologies. The research associate will be part of the Sensors, Systems and Circuits Group. One of the key tasks is to design interface circuits for characterizing the piezoelectric sensor front-end and controlling the neural stimulation back-end.

We are looking for a talented researcher, ideally with a few years of experience, to join our team and help us fulfill the project’s goals, producing quality research, undertaking design and development work, as well as publishing journal-level research papers. A first degree in engineering or physical science subject, and proven capability in designing and testing electronic devices and systems as well as instrumentations are required for this post. Candidates should hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD. The appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded the PhD; if the successful candidate has not completed his/her PhD yet, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6.

The salary scale is as follows:

Research Assistant: Grade 6, salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum.

Research Associate: Grade 7, salary £33,686 - £36,522 per annum.

Salaries shown are inclusive of London Allowance (£2948 per annum). Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

All applications should be submitted via the UCL online recruitment system.

Job reference 1573646

 You can also download a copy of the Advert and Further Particulars.

You will need to upload the following documents with your application:

  • CV (including the names and contact details of at least two referees who may be contacted prior to interview)
  • An up to date list of publications


If you experience any problems please contact Vicky Coombes at quoting reference 1573646

Please do not send CV’s direct.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Dr Xiao Liu,

Closing date : 23rd September 2016

Thank you for your interest in this position.

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