Research Assistant in Medical Textiles

University of Leeds - School of Design

Are you a researcher with proven abilities to carry out research in medical textiles? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in textile technology?

Working in the area of nonwoven healthcare materials, the role of this post is to prototype and characterise a wearable containment device for biological waste. Based on completed proof-of-concept work, the project is an important step towards the development of a new medical device. 

You will have a PhD (or will have submitted the thesis for evaluation) in Textile Science/Technology. You will possess experience in the formation and analysis of nonwoven fabrics and in the characterisation of nonwoven materials. You will also have experience in research relevant to the liquid handling characteristics of textile materials and excellent laboratory experimental skills related to fabric characterisation.

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

Professor Stephen Russell, School of Design, Email:

Salary: £26,495 to £31,604 p.a. (It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £26,495 p.a., since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (7 months - External funding)

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