Research Fellow

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

October 2, 2022


Post Title: Research Fellow

SBU/Department: School of Physics Engineering and Computer Science

FTE: 1 FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH7 £35,333 per annum with potential to progress to £42,155 per annum on achieving designated skills and experience

Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will take responsibility for and work on significant aspects of one or more research and development projects as part of the Microfluidics and Microengineering Research Group and the Centre for Research in Biodetection Technologies. This applied experimental position will involve conducting design, fabrication and testing of prototype devices and systems working collaboratively with colleagues at UH and partner organisations as appropriate.

You will attend project meetings within UH, nationally and internationally, as appropriate and seek external funding as appropriate. You will also disseminate the outcomes of the project in publications, at conferences and through other appropriate media. You will also be required to supervise undergraduate and post-graduate student projects related to the research field and undertake undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as specified by the Head of the Subject Group. As part of this role, you will need to create opportunities to maximise the wider economic and social impact of research activities, capturing relevant evidence to support impact and engaging with external partners and stakeholders as appropriate. You will need to take an active part in the academic life of the School through participation in seminars and other events.

Skill and experience required

Practical experience of hands-on laboratory/engineering prototyping and design for assembly with a working knowledge of CAD is essential. Proven experience working in a research environment and experience of microfluidics or aerosol testing is essential. Experience of laboratory experimentation and development of experimental test plans should be demonstrated.

Qualifications required

You must hold an undergraduate honours degree at a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent qualification) in mechanical Engineering or relevant scientific discipline. In addition, you will hold a PhD, (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject area with laboratory experience and/or equivalent practical experience working in a suitable research/laboratory environment.

Please view the job description and person specification and annex for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:

For technical queries please contact Associate Prof. Ian Johnston,

Closing Date : 02 October 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 043477

Date advert placed: 17 August 2022

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a...