Research Assistant, Engineering (ENG163R)

In this role, you will write code in Matlab or Python to enable collection and processing of biomechanical data for development and testing of electrical stimulation protocols for people with high-level spinal cord injury. You will work with the Principal Investigator and clinical collaborators to develop efficient software routines allowing protocol testing to take place, and to analyse and report the results from experimental and simulation data.

School/Section: Engineering
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £28,332 - £31,865
Ref No: ENG163R
Closing Date: 28-JAN-2021


Job Description

The successful candidate will have a background in biomedical engineering with experience of human subject measurement, biomechanical analysis, and software development. The role will require excellent skills in either Matlab or Python coding, and sound understanding of human movement biomechanics, and a good understanding of the wider clinical context of such assistive technologies. An ability to communicate effectively with technical and clinical collaborators as well as the patient community will be essential.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 5 salary scale (£28,332 - £31,865 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

As this post is funded by the EPSRC it is available until 06 October 2021.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

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This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 January 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Edward Chadwick

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Chadwick.

Please quote reference number ENG163R on all correspondence

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