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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Magnetically controlled growth rods (MCGRs) are used to treat patients with early onset scoliosis; there use has become more common due to being the least invasive technique for patients.Several reports of early failure and revision of these devices has been reported, with unplanned revisions estimated to occur in approximately 22% of cases. In order to help better understand the mechanisms of failure of these devices, the manufacturer (NuVasive) have funded a retrieval programme to UCL. The successful candidate will oversee the running of this retrieval programme, ensuring that implants are received, decontaminated and analysed in accordance to protocols defined for this project
Requirements: The postholder must have a PhD in bioengineering or a relevant discipline or have equivalent experience. Experience in bioengineering research and an understanding of joint replacements are essential. He/she must have experience in Metrology work, experience in retrieval analysis of medical implants and have the ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and be able to prioritise work and proven problem solving skills
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1779864 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Research Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Part Time Hours per week (%FTE) 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE) Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?40,437 per annum Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies Duties and Responsibilities Magnetically controlled growth rods (MCGRs) are used to treat patients with early onset scoliosis; there use has become more common due to being the least invasive technique for patients.Several reports of early failure and revision of these devices has been reported, with unplanned revisions estimated to occur in approximately 22% of cases. In order to help better understand the mechanisms of failure of these devices, the manufacturer (NuVasive) have funded a retrieval programme to UCL, led by Prof Alister Hart. The successful candidate will oversee the running of this retrieval programme, ensuring that implants are received, decontaminated and analysed in accordance to protocols defined for this project. This will involve management of technical support staff and performing analysis where relevant technical experience is required. He/she will ensure that the project schedule is maintained and key milestone deliverables are met; this will involve regular communication with the industry funder. This post is initially funded for 18 months. Key Requirements The postholder must have a PhD in bioengineering or a relevant discipline or have equivalent experience. Experience in bioengineering research and an understanding of joint replacements are essential. He/she must have experience in Metrology work, experience in retrieval analysis of medical implants and have the ability to work under pressure,to tight deadlines and be able to prioritise work and proven problem solving skills. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you are unable to apply online please contact Kathryn Knapp on k.knapp@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Alister Hart on a.hart@ucl.ac.uk or Miss Anna Di Laura on anna.laura.14@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 25 Mar 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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