Senior Research Associate in Biomedical Engineering (2 posts)


Grade 8: £41,526 - £54,131 p.a.

Closing date

Dec 18, 2019 12:00PM


We are seeking two full-time Senior Research Associates to lead research for the Computational Health Informatics Lab, led by Professor David Clifton (Professor of Clinical Machine Learning, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science), within an exciting new opportunity based in Vietnam. These posts are funded by the Wellcome Trust and are fixed-term to 31 August 2022.

The Wellcome Trust has recently awarded its first international “Flagship Centre” to the University of Oxford, to be based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; the latter is an Oxford research base of over 300 researchers, embedded within one of Vietnam’s largest hospitals, and which serves as the hub for a network of Oxford clinical sites across south-east Asia. It is a world-leading base of Oxford-employed researchers, with specialisms in infectious disease and global healthcare.

We are seeking two senior members of our Biomedical Engineering team to be full members of the Oxford lab, while being based at OUCRU in Vietnam. The Senior Research Associates are the most senior grades for postdoctoral researchers in Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science, and the postholders will lead the activity in biomedical engineering in the Wellcome Trust Flagship Centre, working closely with Professor Clifton and the OUCRU senior clinical team. A generous package of relocation funding and annual overseas allowances is included to support these Oxford-employed roles within Vietnam.

You should possess a PhD in signal processing, computer science, machine learning, or other cognate discipline, and have a track record of successful publication in the relevant literature. You will be an independent thinker, and excited by the challenges of establishing a world-leading activity in biomedical engineering for resource-constrained settings.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Clifton using the email address below.

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You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 December 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

David Clifton

Contact email