[robotics-worldwide] [Soft Robotics] [jobs] Postdoc position in Soft Robotic Implantable Medical Devices, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK

Jonathan Rossiter Jonathan.Rossiter at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Sep 30 10:08:40 PDT 2016

***Postdoc position in Soft Robotic Implantable Medical Devices***

We would like to invite applications from suitably qualified applicants for
the position of Research Assistant/Associate in Soft Robotic Implantable
Medical Devices at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK.

This Research Associate position is part of a new project funded by the
Wellcome Trust which will develop a soft robotic implantable larynx device.
The goal is to restore breathing, swallowing and vocalization in patients
that have had their larynx removed, for example due to laryngeal cancer.

This research position will include analysis of the biomechanical structure
of the larynx and its fundamental operations, the design, development and
evaluation of bench-top replacement devices and assisting with pre-clinical
tests of the devices. This is expected to include soft robotic actuators,
smart materials, electro-active polymers, active compliant structures, soft
robotic mechanisms and 3d fabrication; particular strengths of the Bristol
Soft Robotics Research Group.

Based in the Bristol Robotic Laboratory, the largest centre for
multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK, and the Department of
Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol, this is an exciting
opportunity to join a dynamic team in soft robotic and compliant medical
robotics led by Professor Jonathan Rossiter and Dr Andrew Conn. You will
also work closely with world experts in the fields of ENT surgery and
bio-compatible materials at Royal Nose, Ear and Throat Hospital, London,
University College London and Imperial College.

Closing date: 30-Oct-2016

Preferred start date is as soon as convenient after interview.

For more information and how to apply please see visit the vacancy page:
 All applications must be through the online system.


Professor Jonathan Rossiter
Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol
Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK

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