The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a versatile and experienced Engineering Technician, with significant mechanical fitting and assembly experience, to join its skilled Technical Services team of over 40 technical staff. The appointee will be primarily responsible for delivery of mechanical fitting services and support to the huge variety of research activity within the School. The post-holder will contribute to the safe and efficient running of laboratory and workshop areas, including through routine servicing and maintenance of equipment, installation of high and low pressure pipework, Health & Safety implementation within labs, and the transfer of knowledge and practical skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as staff (including, technicians and modern apprentices).
The successful candidate will undertake teaching duties in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Discipline. They will also carry out research within the Geotechnical Engineering and Granular Mechanics groups in the Research Institute for Infrastructure and Environment the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh. The successful candidate will contribute to strengthening research activities in this dynamic and interdisciplinary environment and work in close collaboration with a diverse team of talented students, postdocs and faculty.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disease involving multiple liver cell types that affects nearly one third of people worldwide. NAFLD can progress to more severe forms of liver disease such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis. However, there are currently no approved biomarkers or therapies. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual to drive cutting-edge research in modelling inflammation-driven health-to-disease in the NAFLD-to-NASH transition phase. You will be involved in human liver disease modelling including development of a unique, dynamic human liver acinus-on-a-chip system to unravel relevant molecular pathways, targets and biomarkers. Expertise and interest in tissue engineering (2D-3D organotypic models) and applying novel analytical approaches is highly desirable.
The appointee will be responsible for Facility operation and test design, including planning and carrying out experimental work and supporting students and clients at FastBlade. Managing workflow, maintenance, training, and safety within the FastBlade Facility. Liaising with other lab users and other university departments such as technical or financial services. Contribute to research work at FastBlade including analysis of results, publishing papers and presenting research and meetings and conferences.