ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity College Cork
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Electrical engineeringPhysics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE05/01/2018 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONIreland › Cork
INTELLIGENT MAGNET DESIGN FOR CLINICAL THERAPY
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
This project will involve the design and development of novel magnetic coupling technology which may be applied in the therapy of atresia and strictures in both pediatrics and adults. Strictures and atresia are undesired narrowing or blockages of a natural lumen such as the oesophagus, urethra or biliary ducts. Standard treatment is surgical intervention. This project will seek to employ intelligent magnetic coupling with embedded sensing at the magnet-to-magnet interface for real-time monitoring of key clinical indicators such as pressure and magnet-to-magnet displacement. The project will investigate both passive (e.g., permanent magnet) and active (e.g., electromagnetic) solutions coupled with low profile magneto-compatible sensing (e.g., PDMS). The project deliverables will include working pre-clinical prototypes, benchtop evaluation and validation in the live pre-clinical model with specific application to the clinical treatment of urethral and oesophageal atresia and strictures. See https://www.researchgate.net/project/Magnets-for-Surgery for additional background.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Biomedical Design laboratory at University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute is seeking outstanding engineering graduates for a fully-funded 1-year research masters project in electrical engineering, followed by progression to a fully-funded 3-year doctoral position in electrical engineering. Exceptional candidates will be considered for direct entry to the doctoral programme. The successful candidate will be based at UCC/Tyndall National Institute and will report to Dr. Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/padraig-cantillon-murphy-22215a14/). The successful candidate is expected to begin the programme in 2018 and will receive an annual tax-free stipend of €18,000 as well as reimbursement of tuition fees over the course of studies. The project is part of an international collaboration between UCC, Tyndall National Institute, IHU Strasbourg and the University of Toronto. The successful candidate should be willing to travel to and spend time with international partner organisations in the development and testing of new technology solutions. UCC ranks in the top 2% of global universities and is consistently ranked top Irish university for electrical engineering across ranking agencies.
For full particulars on this studentship please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-832678-en.html
ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The successful candidate will have, or will soon have, a first class honours degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, physics, material science or a closely related field with particular expertise in sensors, microsystems, electronic circuit design, electromagnetics and control theory. The successful candidate will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary team environment and will be required to collaborate closely with our international collaborators. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and be fluent in both written and spoken English. He or she will be interested in solving real clinical problems although a background in medical technology or biological sciences is not required.
EURAXESS offer ID: 261818
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