Job: UCL Research Fellow: Human factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions

Research Fellow: Human Factors and innovative technologies for surgical interventions
University College London, Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)

Starting Salary (Grade 7 up to spine point 33), ie. £35,965 – £40,062 inclusive of London Allowance

Application deadline: 8 November 2019


Novel imaging technologies combined with advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics are creating new possibilities for surgical interventions that exploit near-real-time imaging and imaging-informed information sources and new kinds of surgical tools that change the roles of the surgical team. Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) to investigate clinical needs and practices, including how new tools change the ways that the clinical team comprehend their task, how teams engage with innovative technologies, and how new technologies fit within and transform work. The project may involve prototyping and testing novel interfaces to Artificial Intelligence and imaging systems. The successful applicant with work in a team led by Ann Blandford, with other members of WEISS. They will work closely with clinicians and engineers, translating from empirical research into novel interventions that are ready for testing through clinical trials. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to reporting findings, both within the WEISS team and at national and international conferences, and to participate in public engagement activities.

The post is available from 1st January 2020, for two years in the first instance.


Applicants should have obtained a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. Human–Computer Interaction or Digital Health). Ideal candidates will have a strong background in HCI and enthusiasm for working in healthcare. Applicants should have demonstrated potential for excellent research (e.g., as evidenced by their publication track record in international journals). The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team is essential.


For instructions on how to apply, and for a job description and person specification, please go the advert on the UCL Jobs pages (reference 1828833). Information about WEISS, UCLIC,  and the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering is available from, and

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Ann Blandford ( Enquiries about the application process should be made to Louise Gaynor (

Closing date for applications is Friday 8th November.

Interviews will be held in late November.

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