Research Fellow in Magnetic Surgical Robots
University of Leeds
We are looking for a proactive individual to join our Science and Technology of Robotics in Medicine (STORM) Lab (https: // www. stormlabuk.com/), bringing their excitement for scientific research in surgical robotics with them.
At the STORM Lab, we strive to improve the quality of life for people undergoing soft-tissue surgery and flexible endoscopy by creating miniature and non-invasive robots. This includes the creation and investigation of miniature capsule-like or tentacle robots to work inside the human body. At the STORM Lab, we are designing and creating soft and compliant robotic devices that can be used within the human body to detect and cure diseases in a non-invasive way.
This vacancy is created by a major EPSRC grant awarded to the University of Leeds, which aims to define a new generation of surgical tentacle-like robots that can be guided within the human body by magnetic fields to diagnose and treat cancer at an early stage thanks to advanced imaging capabilities. The candidate will join a multi-disciplinary research team aiming at exploring innovative processes to manufacture patient-specific intelligent magnetic tentacles, modelling their behaviour under an external controllable magnetic field, and filed gradient, and testing them in realistic anatomical models.
The fabrication and manufacturing elements will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Russell Harris of the Future Manufacturing Processes Research Group at the University of Leeds; https: // future-manufacturing- processes.leeds.ac.uk/
Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Robotics or related disciplines, you will have a proven track- record in medical device design and/or robotic systems, together with a proactive, enthusiastic approach to research.
What we offer in return
26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Pietro Valdastri, Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3706