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We welcome applications from outstanding and enthusiastic researchers to join i-sense.

Our team is highly interdisciplinary with chemists, biochemists, physicists, engineers, computer scientists, microbiologists, epidemiologists and clinicians, working together on innovative sensing systems for infectious diseases.

We receive a very high number of applications and successful students typically have a First Class degree and research experience. Successful postdocs have a strong publication record. We encourage the most promising researchers to apply for Fellowships (for example, Royal Society, EPSRC, Wellcome Trust) and provide them with the scientific environment and mentorship that they need to become future successful independent investigators.

If you are interested in joining i-sense, please send your CV and a statement of interest to Erin Manning (erin.manning@ucl.ac.uk).

Available opportunities: 

Research Assistant, - Ref:1713034 

UCL Department / Division: London Centre for Nanotechnology

Location of position: London

Grade: 6

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £30,316 - £31,967 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities: The positions are based at the London Centre for Nanotechnology UCL and funded by i-sense, the £11M five year EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases, and benefits from a large scale multidisciplinary project involving over 100 scientists, engineers and clinicians from UCL, Imperial College, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Newcastle University, in conjunction with Public Health England and industrial partners ranging from OJ-Bio through to O2 Health and Microsoft. i-sense aims to create innovative mobile health technologies that allow doctors to diagnose and track serious diseases (such as major flu epidemics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and HIV) much earlier than ever before. 

The aim of the project is to design, assemble and calibrate a device engineering/light robotics system to evaluate the performance of quantitative RDT-based systems. This project may have a great impact in shaping the policy making and regulation of smartphone-based diagnostic tests. 

This position is funded for 1 year in the first instance.

Key Requirements: The successful applicant should be a postgraduate degree in Engineering, Physical sciences, Computer Science or other relevant subject and expertise in optics engineering and automation of basic robotic setup (e.g. moving platforms). Experience with using LabView, MATLAB, Arduino, Python, C++.  

Candidates should also have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication
  • ability to work well in a team and build good working relations with diverse teams 
  • open minded attitude to other scientific areas than their own 
  • ability to quickly learn new methods and techniques
  • demonstrated ability to maintain good experiment records

Knowledge and experience in solving computer vision problems and mobile phone app design is desirable.

Further Details

For full details and to apply, please click here

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, d.ottley@ucl.ac.uk or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice.

Closing Date: 21 Mar 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date: TBC

For full details and to apply, please click here

 

Research Assistant, - Ref:1713076 

UCL Department / Division: London Centre for Nanotechnology

Location of position: London

Grade: 6

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £30,316 - £31,967 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities: The McKendry group, at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL, is part of the i-sense EPRSC interdisciplinary research collaboration. The aim of the project is to develop low-cost, sensitive, mobile-connected diagnostic test for infectious diseases. 

This position is funded for 2 years in the first instance. Duties include laboratory work, data analysis, project planning, risk assessments, organising meetings and collaborations, and supervising students.

Key Requirements: The successful applicant will be a graduate with a degree in Engineering, Physical sciences, Computer Science or other relevant subject, and have knowledge of paper microfluidics, nanoparticles and surface chemistry/conjugation. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication. Experience of working with DNA is desirable.

Further Details:

For full details and to apply, please click here

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, d.ottley@ucl.ac.uk or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Professor Rachel McKendry, r.a.mckendry@ucl.ac.uk (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 9995)

Closing Date: 4 Mar 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date: TBC

For full details and to apply, please click here