Biomedical Engineer (KTP Associate)

Salary: Up to £31,200 per annum - plus £4k personal development budget
FTE: 1
Term: Fixed (2 years)
Closing Date: 22/11/2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in partnership with the Ability Matters Group Ltd seek to appoint a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. The KTP is a trilateral collaborative project between the Associate, the University and an industrial partner

This exciting opportunity will see the KTP Associate involved in the development of new innovative methods for measuring the post-operative dimensions of the residual limb of lower limb amputees to enhance prosthetic fit, comfort and the performance of prosthetic lower limbs. The partnership will provide a unique opportunity for a dedicated graduate to be instrumental in developing new innovative ways of determining prosthetic shape capture to enhance clinical practice of prosthetic professionals as well as enhancing patient mobility and prosthetic fit. You will engage with a variety of individuals including clinicians, patients, manufacturing and business development staff across the Ability Matters Group.

The University of Strathclyde has an established record of collaboration with industry partners, including the Ability Matters Group. The Department of Biomedical Engineering holds the number one ranking for Medical Technology in the UK and has a 50 year history of developing devices for rehabilitation and are pleased to be partnering with the Ability Matters Group on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project in the area of prosthetic innovation.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde but will spend most of their working time at the Ability Matters Group Ltd. premises in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and within some of their associated clinical practices. It is anticipated that following successful completion of this 2 year appointment, there may be a future employment opportunity within the Ability Matters Group as they expand their services. The position has an additional allocated training budget of £4,000 for personal development.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of Master’s degree level in an engineering, software, computer science, design or similar related discipline. You will have product design experience in the development of software applications, either through work experience or from previous research. You must also possess strong computer programming skills. You must be personable and enjoy working with others. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to present information in a clear and concise way.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications from candidates who hold a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle are desirable. 

Initial interviews have been scheduled for 2 December 2016.

For informal enquiries, please contact Tony McGarry, Teaching Fellow, Tel 0141 548 5868

For further information and to apply please visit and search reference 51685.

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