Research Associate in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£31,604 - £38,883
23 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate
Department: Electronic and Electrical Engineering (
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (
Staff Category: Research
Reports To: The Head of Department, through  the Director of the Centre for Microsystems and Photonics
Salary Range: £31,604 - £38,883
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Reference No: 95018
Grade:  7
Contract Type: Fixed Term (9 months)
Closing Date: Monday, 20 November 2017

Job Advert

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering seeks to recruit a Research Associate to join the Centre for Microsystems and Photonics (CMP) to undertake research on photoacoustics for medical applications. The Centre for Microsystems and Photonics has a long track record undertaking internationally leading research in optical sensing systems, MEMS and microfluidics. With over 20 researchers, CMP works closely with industry and collaborates with national and international research groups.

Treatment of cardiovascular disease has been a priority area for NHS Scotland over the last 15 years. In particular, ischaemic heart disease and this is due to the narrowing of coronary arteries as a result of atherosclerosis. Screening for early indicators of atherosclerosis in primary care has the potential to greatly benefit public health through early risk stratification. To realise this benefit, a low cost, non-invasive and rapid screening method is required - this is currently an unmet, yet very significant, clinical need. A Research Associate is sought to work in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medical Device Unit to undertake research on photoacoustic sensing and its application to detect early indicators of cardiovascular disease.

As a Research Associate, under the general guidance of a research leader, you will play a lead role in the development of a low cost screening approach through collaborative research and will contribute to the development of new research methods. You will write up research work for publication, in collaboration with colleagues, and disseminate the results via peer reviewed journal publications and presentation at conferences. You will provide advice to students and contribute to teaching as required by, for example, running tutorials and supervising practical work. You will contribute in a developing capacity to the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty and/or University administrative and management functions and committees and engage in continuous professional development.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in photoacoustics and a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively and an ability to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. 

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with: relevant work experience, membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy), and/or experience of knowledge exchange related activities.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

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Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 1 December 2017.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.