Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Health Sciences

Situated within one of the UK’s leading research Universities, the Faculty of Health Sciences offers superb facilities for research and education and is one of the largest and most successful faculties of its kind in the UK. With world-class academic staff committed to transforming health services and improving health outcomes, we are committed to building on our national and international education and research reputation.

You will join an established multi-disciplinary team of researchers within the Neuro-rehabilitation research group. The role involves working in a highly integrated multidisciplinary team that includes neurological rehabilitation and motor control researchers, engineers (Imperial College London; ICL), therapists and a neurologist from two NHS Trusts, and two commercial entities, one specialising in medical device design and the other in software and electronics. You will be working closely with an engineering Research Fellow based at ICL, but conducting experiments in the movement laboratories in Southampton. You will also be working closely with clinical colleagues and patients in the NHS Trusts. During the project you will be responsible for running a feasibility study with patients in their own homes. You will be working on the clinical research components of the Mechanical Muscle Activity with Real-time Kinematics (M-MARK) project. The project will use a novel combination of existing technologies to improve arm recovery following stroke. 

The job provides an opportunity for you to develop your academic career and gain a wide range of research experience; you will be supported by an experienced research team who are international leaders of this type of work.

To be successful you will have experience of neuro-rehabilitation, ideally with physiotherapy, occupational therapy or psychology qualification. You will also have experience of qualitative and quantitative research in a laboratory and home environment.  Experience in developing and evaluating of rehabilitation technologies and an interest in rehabilitation technologies is desirable. 

This is a part-time (21 hours per week) post with a fixed-term contract ending on the 30/06/2018 due to funding restrictions.

The post will require an enhanced DBS check.

For further information or informal discussion contact Professor Jane Burridge; +44 (0) 23 80598885, E-mail:

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 945017F3 on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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