Professor of Intelligent Healthcare Technologies

Professor of Intelligent Healthcare Technologies
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Employer: The University of Sheffield (Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Location: Sheffield


The University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) invites applications to the position of Professor of Intelligent Healthcare Technologies.

The post is aimed at expanding their research capability in a research area of strategic importance for the University and the Department. The post is aligned with a university priority to work with regional partners to create a world-leading collaborative innovation environment in which to identify, develop, test, champion and implement the technologies and systems that will deliver gamechanging, affordable and sustainable future healthcare.

Their current health-related research covers diagnosis, treatment and management of clinical problems, spanning a wide range of scales from the whole person to the nanoscale. In the latest national research assessment ACSE is ranked first for its world-leading research publications in general engineering while the clinical medicine research at the University of Sheffield has been ranked in the Top 10.

They are looking for an innovative and visionary researcher, with a strong international reputation, world leading research publications and a strong track record of research funding in a relevant research area including:

  • Advanced diagnostics
  • Implantable microsystems
  • Smart sensing for healthcare
  • Soft robotics technologies
  • Decision support systems
  • Predictive healthcare

You will be passionate about improving patient care and outcomes through the development, application and evaluation of new, intelligent healthcare solutions.

You will have the ability to attract world-class academics to your research group, develop an innovative research agenda, nurture and lead a research group of high excellence, provide inspiring education and expand research collaborations. To that end you will develop and conduct an ambitious research programme in collaboration with researchers in the Medical School, University
Research Institutes and Centres such as the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SiTRAN) or the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH), local healthcare providers and industry partners.

You will be expected to contribute significantly to strengthening of our three strategic research themes Autonomy, Intelligence and Complexity as well as drive the continued build-up of an internationally competitive research group focused within the areas of healthcare technologies.

How to apply?

To apply visit our job pages ( and search for vacancy number: UOS020530.

Contact details

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Professor Daniel Coca on or on 0114 222 5619. For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Miss Rebecca Fieldsend on or on 0114 222 5134.