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Research Fellow

Mechanical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £36,261 per annum
Full Time - Fixed Term for 2 Years
Closing Date:  Friday 09 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1159619DA

We are seeking to recruit a skilled researcher to join an established and dynamic interdisciplinary research team at the University of Southampton. You will play a lead in a high-profile research project, funded by the British Heart Foundation, which aims to develop an intelligent feedback system for chest compressions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The successful candidate will be able to benefit from a collaboration with leading clinical research partners at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & the University of Pennsylvania USA. You will need to have experience and/or interest in e.g. analogue/microprocessor/instrumentation circuit design, wireless Bluetooth communication modules, App development, and software programming languages etc.

Candidates will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in mechatronics, electrical engineering, embedded electronics, PCB designs, biomedical sensor systems, robotics, autonomous control, computer and communication or related discipline. Your practical experience in any or multiple of these areas will be highly desirable. In addition, you will have a detailed understanding and knowledge in analogue/microprocessor/instrumentation circuit design, wireless Bluetooth communication modules, App development, and software programming languages etc.

No previous experience with CPR or biomedical knowledge is required as initial training will be provided. 

This is a full time fixed term post for 2 years and will be expected to start in Summer/Autumn 2019.

Please feel free to send informal enquires with a CV to Professor Liudi Jiang, (L.Jiang@soton.ac.uk).

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1159619DA on all correspondence.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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