INSIGNEO Research Fellow
INSIGNEO Research Fellow
University of Sheffield - Mechanical Engineering (INSIGNEO Institute for In silico Medicine)
Job Reference Number: UOS004676
Contract Type: Full-time
Working Pattern: Open-ended
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Location: Portobello Centre
Salary: Grade 8: £37,012 - £44,166 per annum. Potential to progress to £49,689 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.
Closing Date: 19 June 2012
Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University since its foundation in 1905. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise the Department came second in the country in the league table of Mechanical Engineering departments, and achieved an "Excellent" rating in the last Teaching Quality Assessment. The Department currently has 41 members of academic staff who support the learning and development of an ever-growing undergraduate and postgraduate student body. For more information on the Department please see our web site http://www.shef.ac.uk/mecheng/.
The INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine is an initiative between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. INSIGNEO will realise the scientific ambition behind the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH), producing a transformational impact on healthcare. INSIGNEO performs cutting edge research in areas of fundamental and applied biomedical modelling, imaging and informatics. It will pursue the research agenda of the VPH initiative; in particular, in the first five years it will focus on the Digital Patient, In Silico Clinical Trials, and Personal Health Forecasting. It will achieve transformational impact on healthcare through multidisciplinary collaboration in strategic areas, which initially will include personalised treatments and independent, active and healthy ageing.
As an INSIGNEO Research Fellow you are expected to carry out independent research, contribute to the fund-raising of the section you are involved in, deliver one module in one of the master programs where INSIGNEO is involved, and have key contributions on specific research projects within one of its Scientific Programs. In particular, INSIGNEO seeks individuals with specific interests in one of its two areas of expertise, namely, the cardiorespiratory and the neuromusculoskeletal domains.
A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline is required for this position.