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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter

Location: Exeter
Salary: Salary will be £31,411 per annum pro rata subject to knowledge, skills and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 28th February 2023
Job Ref: P86436

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The above part time (0.7FTE) post is available immediately until the 31 January 2024 on a fixed term basis.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Maedeh Mansoubi. This SBRI-funded post is available from 01/02/2023 to 31/01/2024 . The successful applicant will work on an exciting telerehabilitation project helping stroke survivors to recover and support them to improve their mobility in close collaboration with an industry partner.  

We are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate to play a key role in our recently funded innovative trial EvolveRehab. Here we set out to adapt and evaluate an established remote, VR rehabilitation hardware/software tool EvolveRehab for training upper limb function in people early after Stroke with functional arm and hand impairments, and thus enable Stroke survivors to engage with more individualised progressive prescribed therapy in their home setting to increase therapy time with minimal input from clinical teams and improve outcomes for similar costs.

The post holder will work closely with other researchers within the Exeter BRC and Intersect@Exeter groupings, across the Universities of Bristol and Southampton and with the Research Lead EvolveRehab. You will join a dynamic, vibrant and growing research team at Exeter. This post would be suitable for a graduate or postgraduate seeking wider experience in applied clinical research to develop their portfolio for

research associate posts, or for an individual with experience in trial management and seeking to develop their expertise in trial management

The post will include, interviewing patients and focus groups, PPIE events arrangements and support, travelling to NHS sites and visiting patients at their homes. Data analysis and report writing.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) in, Rehabilitation Science, Sports sciences, Physical therapy or Public Health or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to communicate with patients, conduct interviews, have teamwork skills, travel to the sites and visit patients at their homes, and have data analysis skills using Excel and SPSS, be familiar with thematic analysis.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

For further information please contact Dr Maedeh Mansoubi, e-mail: m.mansoubi@exeter.ac.uk.

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