[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarship in Medical and Surgical Robotics at the Sheffield Biomedical Robotics Lab, University of Sheffield

Dana Damian d.damian at sheffield.ac.uk
Fri Mar 15 03:57:39 PDT 2019

PhD Scholarship in Medical and Surgical Robotics at the Sheffield
Biomedical Robotics Lab, University of Sheffield

The Sheffield Biomedical Robotics Laboratory at the University of Sheffield
within the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering invites
applications for a PhD Scholarship in Medical and Surgical Robotics from
talented and excellent graduates.

The group’s mission is to develop bionic and biomedical robots that support
sustained autonomous operation for long-term adaptive healthcare. We have
expertise in design, fabrication, control and evaluation of these
biomedical robots in pre-clinical trials.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an internationally leading research
group and conduct medical robotics research in an interdisciplinary project
involving engineers, scientists and clinicians.

Candidates are expected to have a background in one of the following
fields: Mechanical Engineering (mechanism designs, actuators, machining,
mechanics modeling), Electrical Engineering (sensors, remote communication,
microcontrollers, circuit design), Material Engineering (materials
modelling, characterization and fabrication, biomaterials), Control
(bio-machine interaction, optimization), Mechatronics or Robotics, or a
related field.

The position is funded for 3.5 years. The scholarship will pay the Research
Council UK (RCUK) fees at the EU/UK level and stipend for up to 3.5 years
and a Research Training and Support Grant (RTSG) of £1000 per annum.
Nationality and residency eligibility are according to EPSRC requirements (

The start date is 30 September 2019 at the earliest.
Closing date for applications: *30 April 2019*.

Information about the research laboratory:

All applications should be made directly through the central University of
Sheffield application portal. Details of the Department's Admissions
procedures and a link to the portal can be found here:
For informal queries, please contact Dr Dana Damian (
d.damian at sheffield.ac.uk)

University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK
research universities. The University is rated 75th in world in the 2019 QS
World University Rankings.
The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) has an
international reputation for its research excellence. The 2014 Research
Excellence Framework (REF) outcome placed it 3rd in the UK overall and 1st
in research outputs in the General Engineering, ranking 98.5% of its
research outputs as being world-leading or internationally excellent.
In the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, the
University was voted top five nationally for providing the best overall
student experience, with the Students' Union voted best in the UK for the
tenth year in a row.

Dana D. Damian, Ph.D.
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Sheffield
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department
Amy Johnson Bld, Portobello Ln, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK
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