Research Assistant in Orthopaedic Engineering

University of Leeds - School of Mechanical Engineering

Do you have a strong technical background in engineering and experience of experimental testing? Would you like to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to address clinically-driven challenges?

You will support several projects that focus on orthopaedic engineering. The role will be split between supporting our orthopaedic implant retrieval bank and experimental testing on hip replacements, funded by industry and via the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre.The aim of both aspects is broadly to enhance pre-clinical testing of hip replacements and ultimately improve resulting patient outcomes.

Experimental testing will relate to undertaking hip simulator testing and associated analysis to assess wear and biomechanics of hip replacements under a range of conditions. You will also be part of a team that is responsible for the day to day running of our implant retrieval laboratory. This laboratory collects orthopaedic implants that have been removed from patients, which are processed and used to inform our research.

You will have a strong background in mechanical or medical engineering with experience of in vitro testing, and have a proactive approach to working in a multidisciplinary team with engineering, industry and clinical colleagues. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Sophie Williams, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2214 or email: 

Please note that the University is closed for the Christmas break from Thursday 21st December 2017 and reopens on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We are therefore unable to respond to any queries relating to your application during this time.

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute: School of Mechanical Engineering
Section: Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months (grant funding))

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