Readers/Professors (open call)

Job Description

Job summary

Are you an exceptional academic with expertise in the area of Bioengineering? Would you like to join a department which is leading the bioengineering agenda both nationally and internationally? If so, then this exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity may be the next career path for you.

Due to rapid growth and the strategic importance of the discipline of bioengineering at Imperial, the major new translational White City Campus and the flagship Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, the Department of Bioengineering wishes to appoint up to three outstanding academics at Reader or Professor level. This is an open call: we invite applications from candidates across all areas of bioengineering.

Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading engineering focused universities and its mission is to achieve enduring excellence in both research and education, and we are committed to making life changing advancements for the benefit of society. The Department of Bioengineering is committed to this mission through advancing the frontiers of our knowledge, translating that knowledge for societal benefit, and educating leaders in the discipline’s three main areas:

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (developing devices, techniques and interventions for human health)

BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (solving problems related to the life sciences and their applications for health)

BIOMIMETICS (using the structures and functions of living organisms as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines).

In the most recent national research assessment, 95% of the Department’s returned research was judged either world leading or internationally excellent and in the National Student Survey (2017) we achieved 97% overall student satisfaction. We are committed to building on this success through the recruitment of talented academic staff.
Further information

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups such as female applicants.

The posts will be based either at the South Kensington Campus or at the White City Campus, dependent on research area and facility requirements, on a full time, open ended basis.

The departmental research activities may be found at

For an informal discussion please contact the Head of Department, Professor Anthony Bull, email: or telephone: 020 7594 5186.

For further assistance, please contact Maria Monteiro – email: