Research Assistant/Associate in Magnetic Induction Tomography (Fixed Term)

University of Bath

We are seeking a Research Assistant or Associate to join the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

About the role:

This exciting role will involve hardware design engineering to develop an AI powered magnetic induction tomography system for industrial application. You will be responsible for designing a sensor coil array for planar magnetic induction tomography (MIT) system. This project will also require you to develop various types of inversion algorithm, including those based on AI and machine learning based algorithm. As the system will be designed for industrial application, you will need to display strong attention to detail to ensure it is developed in line with required industrial standards. 

This is a full-time position, fixed term for 14 months. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Manuchehr Soleimani on [email protected] or Professor Xiaoze Pei on [email protected] . Please ensure you submit your application through our website.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A good understanding of electromagnetic modelling, forward modelling and subsequent inverse modelling
  • Digital and analogue circuit design skills.
  • A good understanding of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is also valuable

For the Research Associate position, candidates must have submitted their thesis or have been awarded their PhD. For a full view of the person specification for each position, please refer to the Job Descriptions attached below.

You will have the attributes to develop into a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity.  You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognizing the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging those around you to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will contribute profoundly to a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

About us:

The Department of Electronical and Electrical Engineering holds a Bronze Award for the Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

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