Research Associate in Optimal Experimental Design for Lung EIT

Job Reference : S&E-11166
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 24/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Applied Mathematics
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 February 2018 to 30 November 2018

This is an opportunity to support the pre-clinical and clinical investigation of a novel lung function monitoring device, ReMEIT, based on electrical impedance tomography (EIT).

Based in our School of Mathematics, the role is part of a larger project being carried out in collaboration with the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at University of Manchester and clinical colleagues at King’s College London.

EIT is an imaging modality that aims to reconstruct the electrical impedance of a subject from exciting current and measuring voltages on electrodes placed on the subject’s skin, and reconstruction can be formulated as an ill-posed inverse coefficient problem for a partial differential equation (PDE).

You will assist with development of optimal placement of electrodes, current stimulation and voltage measurements for lung EIT, before ReMEIT is used in clinical trials.

You should have a strong background in applied mathematics, and in particular implementation of finite elements for PDE as well as numerical optimisation techniques for ill-posed inverse coefficient problems for PDE, preferably with real data.

You should have experience with object-oriented programming e.g. C++ or Python, as well as Matlab for data analysis and visualisation. It is desirable you have some knowledge of biomedical and electrical engineering, as well as a basic understanding of optimal experimental design.

Reporting to Prof Bill Lionheart in the School of Mathematics, you will also collaborate with colleagues in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and at King’s College London.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: 

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Bill Lionheart


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.