Research Assistant


Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. The postholder can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London is leading the bioengineering agenda both nationally and internationally, advancing the frontiers of our knowledge in the discipline’s three main areas: Biomedical Engineering (Developing devices, techniques and interventions for human health), Biological Engineering (Solving problems related to the life sciences and their applications for health), Biomimetics (Using the structures and functions of living organisms as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines). At White City, the Department boasts state-of-the-art laboratories, including ‘wet labs’ for cell culture, chemistry, histology, flow studies, biosensors and electrophysiology, biomaterials, molecular biology, and high throughput biological screening; as well as ‘dry labs’ for modelling, electronics, imaging and mechanics. The space has been designed to promote greater interaction among researchers – just what is needed for the interdisciplinary field that is modern bioengineering.


The role of the person appointed with this position will be the establishment of activities within ultrasound signal processing developments for muscle recordings, specifically in relation to the European FET H2020 grant SOMA. This implies the willingness to travel to research partners in Germany and Italy, as well as expertise in hardware, mechatronics, electronics and implementation in the field of robotics, prosthetics and assistive technologies.

Further information

The postholder must have a good undergraduate degree/ MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Robotics (or equivalent). The postholder will have a significant theoretical background and hands-on expertise in digital signal processing, electronics, mechanical designs, prototyping, and in general biomedical signal analysis. Additionally, good programming skills in Matlab or Python are required for this position. Experience with running user studies as well as industrial-level experience are a plus.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Dario Farina at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to  (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number ENG01435. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Miss Jo Adam at 

Closing Date: 4 weeks from the date of posting

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