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The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences specialises in the established subjects of chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical, electronic and computer engineering, chemistry and physics, and our courses are designed to meet the needs of students and their future employers, offering the highest degree of flexibility and choice within the wide range of topics available. The School enjoys an international reputation for its research and its close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology, reflecting the importance that the University attaches to the quality of its teaching, research and student support.

Job Description

The main purpose of the job is to carry out the specified engineering research and report on and publish the findings of the e-Finger project. The role-holder will need to liaise on a day-to-day basis with the Clinical Research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and with the engineering research student, also based at Heriot-Watt.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • The design, development and prototyping of a family of devices to carry out instrumented palpation of the prostate gland in humans in vivo;
  • The making of appropriate in vitro measurements associated with the device development;
  • Assisting at the deployment of the device during in vivo tests and supervision of measurements;
  • The analysis of results and drafting of publications and reports of findings;
  • Participation in workshops and steering group meetings at which project progress is discussed and reviewed;
  • Liaising with the academic investigators and with other researchers on the project.

Person Specification


  • PhD (or close to completion) in mechanical engineering or related discipline or equivalent research experience;
  • Production of draft publications for engineering journals;
  • Presenting research results at conferences or workshops.
  • The making of experimental mechanics measurements;
  • Modelling and/or simulation of biomechanical systems;
  • Multi-disciplinary working.

Competencies, Skills& Knowledge

  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Resilient approach to research problem solving;
  • Ability to work with others.

Other Attributes/Abilities/Special Factors (if applicable)

  • Respecting patient confidentiality;
  • Needs to be willing to work in a clinical context.
Deadline: 6 January

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