Research Assistant at Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in mechanical engineering to join Imperial College London. Applications should be sent before October 24, 2019.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have awarded our group a grant to develop an affordable prosthetic knee joint for knee disarticulated amputees in low-to-middle income countries in collaboration with external partners and healthcare professionals working in Cambodia. Applications are invited for a 1.5-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position to improve our currently developed prototypes by (a) gathering feedback from end-users, front-line staff and other stakeholders, (b) utilising computational modelling tools, © planning and conducting lab testing according to standards, (d) planning and conducting short-scale clinical trials. The appointed postdoc will become key member of the research group and undertake field trips to Cambodia where they will work closely with end-users, front-line staff, collaborators, and key stakeholders.

The post will be based in the continuously growing research group focused on frugal innovation in healthcare within the Musculoskeletal Medical Engineering Centre. Within the last year our research group has been awarded numerous grants and our ambition is to continue growing by appointing researchers who will be invested in this work and are aiming to become academic leaders in the field. Currently we are aiming to employ four researchers to work on the development of affordable prosthetic and orthotic devices, and orthopaedic tools as well as the analysis of data from clinics in low-to-middle income countries (links can be found in the related jobs section). This post is an excellent opportunity for academic career advancement.

The group is based in Imperial College London, a university ranked in the top 10 worldwide, located in the city centre of London.

You will be responsible for improving our current designs for a prosthetic knee joint for knee disarticulation amputees in collaboration with end-users, front-line staff and other partners. You will be responsible for planning and conducting all necessary structural analysis tests, using both computational and experimental techniques,

You will work closely with internal and external partners and contribute to various projects. You will have the opportunity to extend our research network, and propose and lead new research projects.

You will have the opportunity to supervise MEng/MSc students and to support the supervision of PhD candidates. Experiences in other teaching roles, including lecturing, will be enabled as part of the broad range of career development opportunities that Imperial College makes available to its postdoctoral research staff.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent, or near completion of PhD) in an area pertinent to the research subject i.e. Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar. Previous experience of product development is essential. Experience of developing low-cost products for the markets of low-to-middle income countries is highly desirable. The candidate must have excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people from interdisciplinary background to maximise the impact of potential outputs.

This is a fixed term position for 14 months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 35,477 – 38,566 per annum.

Informal queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Grigoris Grigoriadis at

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click "APPLY NOW" to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact: Jo Adam (

Deadline: October 24, 2019
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