The School of Energy and Electronic Engineering at the University of Portsmouth is looking for a highly motivated Research Fellow to work on the Fit for Purpose, Affordable Body-Powered Prostheses project. This is an opportunity to work on an exciting biomedical engineering project and implement your findings with experts in Uganda and Jordan, with direct benefits to people with limb loss.
Join an interdisciplinary research team of biomedical engineers, prosthetists, healthcare psychologists and social scientists working on designs of prosthetic arms in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). They will work primarily with Professor Peter Kyberd in Portsmouth and Professors Laurence Kenney and David Howard from the University of Salford.
The candidate will need to be able to design, manufacture, and manage the production of mechanical hands. The means of actuation of the hand will be mechanical, and could be hydraulic, so knowledge and experience of micro hydraulics is an advantage. The role requires a PhD (or equivalent work experience). The post is fixed term two years from the date of appointment.
Further details, including the application process are available here https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BUD705/research-fellow-in-mechanical-design-for-the-fit-for-purpose-affordable-body-powered-prostheses-project