[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Assistant (postdoc or with possibility for PhD studies) - E-health Robotics and product design, University of Plymouth, UK
torbjorn.dahl at plymouth.ac.uk
Thu Dec 29 03:55:19 PST 2016
The School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, at the University of Plymouth, UK are looking for a research assistant for the EPIC (E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of
Application closing date: 20/02/2017
Anticipated Interview date: Friday 10 March 2017
Anticipated start: May 2017
Salary: £24565 to £28452 pa - Grade 5
Contract Type: Full-time, three years fixed-term
Job category/type: Academic/Research
We have five vacancies for full time research assistants who will work together. Professor Ray Jones is the overall Project Director but each of the research assistants will be supervised by different members of the team. For this post we seek a research assistant to work with selected multi-disciplinary groups to fully understand clinical process and patient and care needs, and to provide expertise when not otherwise available, to work with local SMEs to develop prototype robotic devices and new products. This post is supervised by Dr Torbjorn Dahl, Professor Angelo Cangelosi and Professor Tony Belpaeme.
You should have an interest in developing e-health (including devices), engaging with health and social care professionals, patients, care home residents, and community groups in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. You should have a good first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Robotics, Computer Science, or Electronics Engineering. Preference will be given to those with Masters or PhD degrees.
You must have good communication and team working skills and an understanding of health and social care. A driving licence and willingness to travel within Cornwall is essential. You will be expected to work at 'hot desks' provided for the project in GP surgeries and care homes in Liskeard, Redruth, and St Ives, in office space close to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, as well as in Plymouth. You can also work from home. Other members of the project will be working mainly with small software, design and development companies in Cornwall.
For applicants with BSc/BEng/MSc/MEng degrees, it will be possible to register for a PhD during the three years of the EPIC project. In such cases the University of Plymouth will waive the PhD supervision fee (UK/EU fees only). If you are interested in registering for a PhD, please state this explicitly in your application.
You will provide support to a collaborative project between University of Plymouth, Kernow Health, Cornwall Partnership in Care, Patients Association, and Creative England. The EPIC project will focus on the needs of patients and people receiving care developing new products and/or services within the e-health sector with design/tech companies in Cornwall. You will work with clinicians and technical experts in the design, development and evaluation of robotics and other devices, new products, new services or the implementation of existing products. You will work with ad hoc groups arising from the 10 geographically defined workshops as well as helping these groups to review existing apps and technology and work with Creative England and Cornish SMEs to develop new products or proposals for the Challenge Fund.
For further details and to make an online application, please visit the University's announcement.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Torbjorn Dahl (torbjorn.dahl at plymouth.ac.uk<mailto:torbjorn.dahl at plymouth.ac.uk>).
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