Postdoctoral Research Assistant (modelling & 3D printing of mobile phone attachments) (Fixed-Term)

Job details
Posting date: 21 September 2021
Salary: £30,497.00 to £35,326.00 per year
Additional salary information: Further progression opportunities to £38,587
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 October 2021
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Company: Bournemouth University
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: FST441

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant (for modelling and 3D printing of mobile phone attachments) (Fixed-Term)

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

In the context of Bournemouth University 2025 vision and strategy centred on Health & Wellbeing and Digital & Technological Futures, applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Assistant to work on an NIHR funded innovation project. The post-holder will be expected to develop a mobile phone based app for neuropathy assessment.

The position holder will undertake research and technical development of attachments to mobile phones as 3D printed parts for neuropathy assessment. The position holder will be responsible for modelling innovative attachments of different shape and complexity that can alter the vibration characteristics of mobile phones transmitting as a probe. This will require knowledge of 3D modelling on relevant software and experience of 3D printing to match the attachment variations. This will also require good modelling skills such as experience with Solidworks, 3D scanning of shapes as well as 3D printing. The position holder will also be responsible for producing printed parts and liaising with project/business partners and clinicians across the team and to be involved in project management and dissemination of findings. The position holder will be expected to have relevant experience in software modelling, mechanical/electronics engineering with relevant technical skills. Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team with experimental aptitude would be an added advantage.

This post is available on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 12 months.

Please address any enquiries regarding the post to Prof Venky Dubey on 01202 965986 or email

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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