We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow to participate in a major research project under the supervision of Miss Celia Riga, Professor Guang-Zhong Yang and Mr Colin Bicknell. The research project will entail project design, experimental work in addition to data analysis and reporting the results in peer-reviewed journals. During the course of the appointment the Clinical Research Fellow will be expected to undertake studies leading to a higher research degree (MD/PhD). The successful candidate will be based at the Hamlyn Centre, South Kensington campus.


The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.


The vacancy has become available following a major EPSRC Manufacturing in Healthcare Technologies Grant to the Centre for developing novel robotic platforms aimed at personalised stent-graft manufacturing for endovascular intervention. The project involves the development of a new stent-graft sewing robot incorporating cooperative control combined with a real-time vision system for automatic 3D manufacturing. The project is to be carried out by a multidisciplinary team with complementary research skills in robotics, sensing, imaging, and endovascular intervention. The post holder will also be required to fulfil clinical commitments within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust or the North West London Hospital Trust and contribute to on the on-call rota, at the Direction of Miss Celia Riga or a person nominated by her. The appointee cannot do any clinical work outside the employing organisation.


This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with an interest in vascular research who would like to register for a higher degree (MD/PhD). Potential candidates must be able to demonstrate some previous experience in research and must show evidence of ability to develop personal research projects.


A degree in medicine (MBBS or equivalent) and full MRCS in surgery or equivalent is essential, as is full General Medical Council registration. Minimum experience equivalent to ST3 is required and applicants must be ATLS certified.  Proven experience in an acute hospital setting is required.


This full time post is fixed-term for one year, in the first instance, and will be based at South Kensington Campus.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Miss Celia Riga c.riga@imperial.ac.uk or Raphaele Raupp.


As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.


Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment. Please complete and upload an application form as directed.