Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Paediatric Technology


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Jan 15, 2020 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Prosthetic Technology to join the Natural Interaction Lab (NIL) at the Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by Research England and is fixed-term until 31 July 2020. There is an option of extension.

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant is responsible for the research and development of an affordable, child-friendly body-powered prosthetic that allows more freedom of movement and that can be easily manufactured. This includes, but is not limited to simulation, mechanical testing and experimental verification.

To achieve our ambitious goals, you will work with a team of stakeholders creating a fully functional and user centric technology. You will be responsible for some of the technical management of the technology development.

You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or near completion) together with relevant experience, possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline and be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jeroen Bergmann:

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 15 January 2020 can be considered.

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

Contact name

Professor Jeroen Bergmann

Contact email