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Research Associate in Physics (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate in Physics (fixed-term post)

Department Physics

Salary Starting from £27,116, rising to £33,309 (Research Assistant) or £34,304, rising to £40,927 (Research Associate)

Grade Grade 6 to Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Thursday 13 January 2022

Closing date Sunday 06 February 2022

Interview date Thursday 17 February 2022

Reference CC9036

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The Department of Physics invite applications for a Research Associate (G7) in bio-electronic to design and test adaptive neural networks which will form the core of intelligent cardiac pacemakers.  Bachelor/Master level candidates with suitable technical skills will also be considered for the position at Research Assistant level (G6). 

The role will require transferring adaptive models into neural circuits and testing their performance. You will conduct a range of experiments to optimise these models using simulated physiological signals and in-vivo. You will have responsibility for integrating and testing the neural chips embedded within the pacemaker board and testing the chips in a range of environments.  The work will take place within a H2020 multi-partner multi-disciplinary consortium and will provide frequent opportunities for working jointly with physicists, physiologists, engineers and medical teams.

The aim of the consortium will be to provide much needed therapy for cardiorespiratory disease. By restoring heart rate adaptation and natural heart rate variability, the project will make a significant contribution to extending patients’ lives and improving patients’ quality of life.

The position is offered for a fixed-term period until December 2022.

Applicants with a PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering are encouraged to apply for the Research Associate position. Exceptional candidates without a PhD will also be considered for a Research Assistant position.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Prof Alain Nogaret (, however, please submit your application via the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension;
  • a wide wange of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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Update to our application process:

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