Lecturer in Surgical Robotics

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069586 (Ref.No. EPSEE1024)
Posted: September 9, 2020

Job Description

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking to improve global healthcare by discovering and applying new engineering solutions? Do you have a strong research background in surgical robotics? Do you want to build your career in a world-leading research group and a research-intensive Russell Group University? 

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

The University of Leeds is building its interdisciplinary strength in medical robotics. We aim to be a global leader in the design, development and evaluation of innovative surgical robots to transform healthcare provision. Robotics research in the University of Leeds is highly interdisciplinary, linking the faculties of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), Medicine and Health, and Biological Sciences, and working closely with research-active clinicians in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. A strong network of researchers in the field of robotics, Robotics at Leeds, facilitates cross-disciplinary interactions and offers access to several high-end shared facilities.

We host six national research centres which support this field:

EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems;

NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre;

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices;

NIHR Surgical Medtech Co-operative;

EPSRC Medical Technology Innovation and Knowledge Centre;

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care. 

which, together, have attracted the largest portfolio of competitively-obtained funding for biomechanics and robotics in the UK.  

Within the EPS Faculty, the Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing (IRASS) is recognised internationally for excellence in robotic endoscopy and robotic surgery and has secured over £11 million of research funding since 2016. Within IRASS, the Science and Technologies of Robotics in Medicine (STORM) Lab is creating affordable and intelligent robotic solutions to enable earlier diagnosis, wider screening and more effective treatment for life-threatening diseases such as cancer.

Our capability for evaluating medical robotics is further enhanced by the internationally-recognised Institute of Clinical Trials Research, which has extensive expertise in clinical trials of innovative technologies and complex interventions. The University has a highly successful track record of translation and commercialisation of medical technologies, as evinced by the 2017 Science and Innovation Audit of the Leeds City Region.

Holding a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant field, for example Robotics, Mechatronics, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science, you will have significant proven research experience in surgical robotics, and the ability to deliver high quality teaching in a University environment, with an enthusiastic approach to teaching topics within mechatronics, robotics, electronics or embedded systems.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Pietro Valdastri, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3706 or email: P.Valdastri@leeds.ac.uk 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 07 September 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 October 2020
Reference:  EPSEE1024

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