Research Assistant/Associate in Analog CMOS Design

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Research Associate £30,395 to £39,610/Research Assistant £27,831 to £29,515 per annum
21 Mar 2019
16 Apr 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 to develop a new form of intelligent optoelectronic/optogenetic pacemaker for patients with epilepsy. The mandate is to implement first in human trials in the early 2020s. The primary objective of this role is for the researcher to develop CMOS microelectronic circuitry to drive photonic devices to stimulate the nervous system and record from sensors. This includes the design of both digital and analog circuitry, and practical testing thereof.

You will be part of the Neuroprosthesis lab ( at the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, but will liaise with the wider Microsystems group (, and collaborators at the Newcastle Institute of Neuroscience, Imperial College, London, and University College London. Informal inquiries can be made with Dr Patrick Degenaar (


To apply for this position, you will need to be motivated, independent, hard-working and have excellent communication skills. You will have a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related fields or be a PhD student who has submitted your thesis for award. You will have experience of taking a chip to tape-out, and testing thereof. You will also have a track record of publishing papers in respected research journals.

Applications can be made only via the Newcastle University website via the Apply button.