Aston University

Aston University

Research Associate in Medical Device Prototyping (0291-23)

Research Associate in Medical Device Prototyping Engineering & Technology Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £36,333 to £38,474 per annum Grade: Grade 08 Contract Type: Fixed Term (31/03/2025)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 31 May 2023 Interview Date: Thursday 15 June 2023 Reference: 0291-23 Release Date: Tuesday 25 April 2023

Applications are invited for one post of Research Associate within the Aston University's Department of Mechanical, Biomedical and Design Engineering. Successful candidates will be expected to be research active and demonstrate a sound experience in subjects related to biomedical data processing and medical imaging.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with research interests and a developing reputation in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to medical data (signal and images), medical devices design / development and modelling.

Applicants must have a first degree and a PhD in Biomedical, Medical, Clinical Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline. Applicants will be also expected to present evidence of excellence in research and potential in attracting research funding. It is desirable that applicants are familiar with the latest ML libraries and tools (e.g., Weka or alike).

At Research Associate level, we seek a candidate to contribute to, develop and enhance Aston's research activities. In particular, the post holder will be integrated in a unique platform of researchers to accelerate the translation of innovations through clinical and commercial impact initiatives. This new post is seen as vital in allowing us to pursue innovation in biomedical research and very significant opportunities exist for the correct candidate to grow within the University.

Successful applicants are expected to play additional key roles in the operation of the subject group including acting as personal tutor to students, taking part in open days and helping with outreach activities. Where appropriate, there will also be opportunity for involvement in, or leadership of, key operational areas.

Informal enquires about this post may be made to Dr Antonio Fratini ([email protected])

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Job details


Research Associate in Medical Device Prototyping (0291-23)


Aston University


United Kingdom


May 25, 2023

Application deadline

May 31, 2023

Job type



Computer Science,Engineering,Medicine

About the employer

Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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