Healthcare Technologies Overview
Many of the Healthcare challenges of the future will require innovative researchers able to cross disciplinary boundaries, work in broader systems-based projects and who can work flexibly. This will require collaborative working with industry, other disciplines and clinicians through the different stages along the innovation pathway.
For this reason in addition to the core fellowship Person Specification for Healthcare Technologies we expect fellows to be able to demonstrate strategic vision within their own research area which takes account of multidisciplinary and translational approaches; and to have the potential to transform thinking within the area. They will be expected to work, in particular, with other engineers and physical scientists, biologists, medics, clinicians and allied professionals. This could, for example, include greater alignment with existing centres and with centres for more applied research and development, funded by others such as industry, charities, and the NHS. The areas covered include:
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE (EARLY CAREER AND ESTABLISHED CAREER FELLOWSHIPS ONLY)
The study and development of specially-grown tissues and cells (including stem cells), artificial organs, laboratory-made compounds for the treatment of injuries and disease. This includes:
Stem cell Technologies - monitoring, characterisation and manipulation of stem cells.
Tissue Engineering - engineering of hard and soft tissues, includes bioreactors and modelling for regenerative medicine.
Bioengineering - application of engineering principles to living structures. Includes biomaterials work relevant to regenerative medicine.
Manufacturing - delivery of this therapy to a large market.
It draws on a number of research areas including:
DIAGNOSTICS (EARLY CAREER AND ESTABLISHED CAREER FELLOWSHIPS ONLY)
The design and development of devices, instrumentation and technologies for advancing the detection, screening, analysis and diagnosis of health conditions and diseases. This includes:
Medical Imaging technique development, image processing, and multi-modal integration
Novel techniques for the analysis of chemical and biological systems and entities, e.g. novel targets and biomarkers
Modelling to inform better diagnosis or development of devices.
Novel Diagnostic Devices for example sensors for physiological changes.
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