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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Assistive Technology

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £31,411 to £36,386 per annum with further progression opportunities to £39,745
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023
Job Ref: FST504

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

This position is based in the Faculty of Science and Technology, one of the four Faculties of Bournemouth University. The Faculty has in excess of 5000 students and 300 members of staff and covers a wide area of discipline areas within it, from engineering to psychology, within its 6 Departments. Additionally, the Faculty has a very strong interest, as well as output, in the Strategic Investment Area of Assistive Technologies (one of the four key Strategic Investment Areas as part of the University’s BU 2025 strategic plan) and collaborates actively and continuously with the other Faculties towards initiatives related to Assistive Technologies. 

The successful applicant will be expected to support these initiatives and report to the Assistive Technologies Strategic Investment Area Steering Group Convener; this will include the facilitation, as well as writing, of research and knowledge exchange funding bids with internal colleagues plus external stakeholders from the industry and also academia. Moreover, the successful applicant will be expected to be actively involved in the organization and attending of networking activities around this Strategic Investment Area, both locally as well as nationally, where and when required. Bournemouth University is also involved with the ATech Policy Lab initiative (established by our partner, Policy Connect) as well as the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology (APPGAT) and the successful applicant will also be supporting the University’s ongoing engagement with these. It will be expected that the successful applicant will have a background in assistive technologies or a directly related academic area, including a PhD in this, and also experience in successful research funding bid writing. Finally, any prior experience in policy-related matters or the policy landscape for assistive technologies will also be particularly beneficial. 

This position is available on a fixed-term basis for 12 months. 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email the HR Services Team at hrvacancies@bournemouth.ac.uk quoting the appropriate reference (FST504).  

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. 

Closing Date: (Midnight) Monday 9 January 2023

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