Lecturer in Engineering and Dementia Care

Imperial College London

United Kingdom


Job Summary

leading the bioengineering agenda both nationally and internationally? If so, then this exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity may be the next career step for you. 
The Department and the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Engineering and Dementia Care who will be based in the new DRI Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial College London, led by Professor Dave Sharp. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic early stage academic seeking to establish their own group and make an impact in the assessment and support of those at living with dementia or at risk of developing the condition. This position is one of multiple positions being recruited across the institution

Duties and Responsibilities

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is a joint £290 million investment from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The DRI Care Research & Technology Centre has recently been awarded to Imperial College London. Uniquely, two of the seven DRI Centres are now based at Imperial. The DRI was established in response to the Government’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia. Its mission is to find new ways to diagnose, treat, prevent and care for people living with dementia. The UK DRI combines world-leading expertise across the spectrum of dementia research. As part of its commitment to this area is seeking to recruit an outstanding candidate at Lecturer level in the area of Engineering and Dementia Care. 

The new Care Research & Technology Centre will be based initially at the Hammersmith campus before moving to the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub at the College’s new White City Campus in 2020. This exciting £500 million investment brings together medicine, engineering and industry, providing an ideal environment for innovative clinical research and technology development. The Centre supports cross-Faculty collaborative efforts and is a partnership between Imperial and the University of Surrey. It provides a vibrant environment for innovative research and the opportunity to develop novel multi-disciplinary research.

Essential Requirements

This is an open call: we invite applications from candidates across all areas of bioengineering as applied to dementia care. Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading engineering focused universities and its mission is to achieve enduring excellence in both research and education, and we are committed to making life changing advancements for the benefit of society. The Department of Bioengineering is committed to this mission through advancing the frontiers of our knowledge, translating that knowledge for societal benefit, and educating leaders 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).

In the most recent national research assessment, 95% of the Department's returned research was judged either world leading or internationally excellent and in the National Student Survey (2017) we achieved 97% overall student satisfaction. We are committed to building on this success through the recruitment of talented academic staff. 

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups such as female applicants.

The post will be based at the White City Campus, on a full time, open ended basis.

Further Information

The departmental research activities may be found at: 

Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number ENG00861 and include the following documents:
- CV and full publication list
- 200 words on your motivation for applying
- Research statement including a half-A4 page career vision and objectives, and 1.5 A4 pages of your research plans for the first five years
Names of three referees

Closing Date: 27/06/2019 ( Midnight BST)

For an informal discussion please contact the Head of Department, Professor Anthony Bull - email: a.bull@imperial.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7594 5186 or Professor David Sharp – email: d.sharp@imperial.ac.uk.

For further assistance, please contact Angela Glyes – email: a.glyes@imperial.ac.uk.


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