Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wearable Piezoelectric Sensors for Healthcare

Durham, United Kingdom
£36,333 per annum pro rata
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The Role

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electronics / Sensors technology with a particular emphasis on the fabricating of PVDF-based piezoelectric sensors and developing readout circuitry. The research project on the development of wearable piezoelectric sensors for heart rate monitoring is funded by EPSRD IAA (Durham University)

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research that will involve developing wearable piezoelectric sensors in close collaboration with Neuranics Limited in Glasgow. The applicant is expected to regularly visit the company during the project.


  • To understand and convey material of a specialist or highly technical nature to the team or group of people through presentations and discussions that leads to the presentation of research papers in conferences and publications.
  • To prepare and deliver presentations on research outputs/activities to audiences which may include: research sponsors, academic and non-academic audiences.
  • To publish high quality outputs, including papers for submission to peer reviewed journals and papers for presentation at conferences and workshops under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
  • To assist with the development of research objectives and proposals.
  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
  • To work with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and other colleagues in the research group, as appropriate, to identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend the research portfolio.
  • To deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines by discussing with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and offering creative or innovative solutions.
  • To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • To plan and manage own research activity, research resources in collaboration with others and contribute to the planning of research projects.
  • To deliver training in research techniques/approaches to peers, visitors and students as appropriate.
  • To be involved in student supervision, as appropriate, and assist with the assessment of the knowledge of students.
  • To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.
  • To engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline.
  • To engage in continuing professional development by participation in the undergraduate or postgraduate teaching programmes or by membership of departmental committees, etc. and by attending relevant training and development courses.

This post is fixed term for 12 months part-time/ 6 months full time as the funding is available from 01/05/2023 for this fixed period only.

Contact Information

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Ensieh Hosseini (). All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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