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Research Assistant (Exercise Physiology)

Swansea University - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Swansea
Salary: £31,411 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th January 2023
Closes: 1st February 2023
Job Ref: AC05813

Location: Bay Campus

Contract: This is a fixed term position for 6 months

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Swansea University’s vision is to transform lives and futures by providing an outstanding academic environment with a balance of excellence between world-class teaching and research, driving impact that is enabled by effective regional and global collaborations.

This post is for a researcher in exercise physiology, with experience of conducting laboratory research on humans during exercising conditions of varying type and intensity. The overall project is funded by the Ministry of Defence’s Defence and Security Accelerator and led by the department of biomedical engineering in collaboration with the department of sports and exercise science. The appointed researcher will work within the Applied Science, Technology, Exercise and Medicine Centre facilities, at Swansea University, Bay Campus. The overall project aim is to improve the prediction of physiological signals from wearables using advanced data-analytical techniques. The researcher will play a key role in the collection of good quality multi-variate non-invasive physiological data to help delivering this project. 

The researcher will be experienced in a human exercise physiology laboratory setting, using equipment to measure a variety of cardiovascular signals in response to exercise and heat, as well as analysing data. The candidate is expected to work on-site at Bay Campus for the contract duration.

The researcher will be supervised by Dr. Mark Waldron, Dr. Mellita McNarry and Dr. Raoul van Loon.

The candidate is expected to have a degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences, Exercise Physiology or a related subject and extensive demonstrated experience of conducting research in an exercise physiology laboratory. They should have excellent communication, presentation and written skills, as well as ability to conduct research in line with a project plan & project objectives, and produce technical reports in a timely manner.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We have an under-representation of women in the area of research and would particularly welcome applications from women for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Interviews will be held on in the week commencing W/C 06/02/23

  • Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to mark.waldron@swansea.ac.uk
  • Complete an online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation.
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