Engineering technician

In Neuromechanics & Bioinspired Technologies Laboratory, an ongoing project focuses on uncovering the role of active vision in the context of visual guidance using the dragonfly as a model system. The research involves instrumentation in the areas of motion capture, virtual reality, electrophysiology, general mechatronics and robotics.

Dr Lin is seeking a full-time Research Technician (1 year contract with the possibility of extending) to support and assist the experimental work, management of the lab and training of research students. A successful applicant must have a good undergraduate or Master degree in relevant engineering fields (e.g. bioengineering, robotics, electrical engineering, experimental physics) and have sufficient experience working in a research lab. We are specifically looking for candidates who are comfortable with custom instrumentation down to insect size, who can design devices from basic electronic components, and who can fabricate/assemble parts reliably (e.g. 3D printing and laser cutting). Further to this, a successful applicant will have excellent organisational skills and be able to work independently. A successful applicant will be enthusiastic about instrumentation and have excellent communication skills.

Formal application sites will be live shortly. You may submit informal inquiries with your CV to Dr Huai-Ti Lin (h.lin@imperial.ac.uk) with subject heading “NBits_Tech18”.