Research Assistant/Associate in Implantable Electronics

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
    Employee, Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Salary: £28,331.00 - £44,045.00 

Closing Date: 21 November 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake optoelectronics research as part of a 7 year £10M project funded by the EPSRC and Wellcome Trust called CANDO ( The project aims to develop a transformative new therapy to treat drug-resistant forms of epilepsy.

The CANDO neuroprosthesis is an optoelectronic implant which can listen to the brain’s activity and control aberrant behaviour with optical pulses. This role is to develop and test some of the advanced microelectronic circuitry for driving our optoelectronic units. It will specifically involve the following:

  • Schematic design, layout, and simulations of microelectronic circuits.
  • Submission of Application Specific Integrated Circuit chips to CMOS foundries.
  • Testing and characterisation of both circuits and devices.
  • Creation of printed circuit boards to test the microelectronics.
  • Programming logic units such as FPGAs and microcontrollers.

The post is available on a full time, fixed term basis to 31/07/21.

For informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact 

More information is available here:



Applications can be made only via the Newcastle University website (click apply on this page to take you there)

The role is open to either those who have already achieved PhD level research or to those who need to undergo research training (i.e. MEng/MSc level). It will also be closely supervised by Professor Patrick Degenaar. You will be expected to develop your own initiative, and provide regular reporting of ongoing development. You will also be expected to support wider initiatives in the host lab such as equipment and maintenance supporting other researchers and students.

As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles.  These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.

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