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Research Associate (clinical Engineering)

Company: University of Sheffield    Location: Sheffield
This is an exciting opportunity to work on a device development research project developing novel techniques for the

prediction of premature birth, funded by the IP Development & Commercialisation (IPDAC) Fund of the University of

Sheffield. The aim of the project is to update the current clinical grade version of a device for cervical assessment which has

been shown in recent clinical studies to have the potential to be employed for predicting preterm birth.

The main elements of the work package comprise the improvement of the device hardware and software to enable it to be

used across different hospitals to assess the pregnant human cervix. Working as part of a small, friendly and enthusiastic

team you will take a principal role in the software development and assist with the hardware development leading to the

production of the next version of the probe device for use in future multicentre clinical trials.

You should have a good honours degree in Science or Engineering, preferably with a PhD, as well as considerable

postgraduate experience in a relevant specialism. You should have experience of both software and hardware development.

Familiarity with the design of medical equipment would be desirable along with experience of programming high reliability

embedded systems.

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic candidate to gain experience of working on a project in

Medical Engineering with high potential for translation into clinical practice. You will be highly motivated, innovative and be

able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The post is fixed term post working full-time. However flexible working patterns can be negotiated to suit the requirements

of the successful applicant.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of

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