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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Therapeutic Ultrasound System Development


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

Sep 25, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join an interdisciplinary research team in developing therapeutic ultrasound systems at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Botnar Research Centre, Headington). The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is fixed-term for up to 3 years.


The project is a collaboration between 3 academic institutions (Oxford, Ulster, and Glasgow University) and partners representing the medical device industry and clinical medicine. The overall aim of the project is to develop new, minimally invasive therapies for currently untreatable conditions such as metastatic cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The specific role of the person appointed will be to identify optimal ultrasound exposure parameters for successful treatment and configure a programmable ultrasound system to enable treatment planning, delivery and monitoring.


You should possess a PhD in a relevant area of science/engineering. You should have experience in the use of ultrasound for medical applications. You should also have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of researchers with both physical and life sciences backgrounds engineers, biologists and clinicians, and have strong evidence of research achievement to date. Experience with high-speed imaging, microscopy and designing tissue mimicking phantoms is desirable.  


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Eleanor Stride (  


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link: 


Only applications received before midday on 25 September 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of three referees as part of your online application.


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

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Professor Eleanor Stride

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