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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL25826

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £34,733 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25826
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 16-Sep-2021
Closing date: 29-Sep-2021

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on an EPSRC funded project developing wearable ultrasound sensors. This post will be hosted in the research group of Dr Lei Su in the School of Engineering of Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. The post holder will work in a multidisciplinary team including researchers from Imperial College London, clinicians from Royal London Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital as well as the industrial partners. This post is available initially for 14 months funded by the Development Phase of EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technology 2.0 for 2050, a high risk and high return initiative, may be further extended for an additional 3 years (subject to the outcome of the second-phase funding application).

About You

Candidates with a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Materials, Chemistry or Physics are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with any of the following: ultrasound imaging, ultrasound measurements, ultrasound instrumentation, flexible and soft electronics fabrication, wearable devices, cleanroom and microfabrication, ultrasound transducers, biocompatible medical devices, will be an advantage.

About the School

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 14 months and is available with an expected start 1st Nov 2021, dependent on current movement and laboratory access restrictions in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The salary will be £34,733 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Lei Su at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 5184.

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The closing date for applications is 29 September 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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