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Research Assistant in Applied Biomechanics

University of Leeds

Location: Leeds
Salary: £28,762 to £34,308
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 26th February 2023
Job Ref: EPSME1125

Would you like to learn new skills in medical engineering with a focus on multiscale bone biomechanics and the role of disease? Could you be a future research leader in providing solutions to some of Europe’s most pressing healthcare problems? Do you want to further your career at one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

OncoEng is a UKRI EPSRC funded flagship programme grant concerned with research into the identification and prophylactic intervention of metastatic bone disease in the spine.   It comprises a collaboration between the University of Leeds, Imperial College London and University College London.  OncoEng+ network brings together a researchers and innovators from a wide set of disciplines with the UK and abroad to tackle the challenges that underpin cancer using engineering and the physical sciences.

Specifically, this role aims to support employed researchers on the OncoEng programme.  You will contribute to the lab management and administration, design and delivery of research tasks, CAD/CAM design of components and aid with the day to day delivery of research conducted within the labs.  A passion for solving complex problems is also required.

The post also provides opportunities for enhanced professional development through further collaboration and training opportunities. To complete this exciting project you will be based in the Institute of Functional Surfaces and have access to world leading equipment including advanced simulators and other apparatus. This project will be supervised by Professor Michael Bryant and Professor Richard Hall and is part of the EPSRC Programme Grant 'OncoEng'.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

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