|Salary:||£29,619 to £33,314|
|Placed On:||9th February 2023|
|Closes:||10th March 2023|
Term: Fixed term (18 months)
FTE: 1.0 (35 hours)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a research assistant at the University of Strathclyde for a fixed term of 18 months, for a project commencing on 01 May 2023. The project is funded by Innovate UK and is a collaboration between Strathclyde and two industrial partners; Spirit Digital and Waire Health with the aim of developing a novel method for remote assessment of exercise capacity using a digital health platform and a wearable medical device. The post will be based in the Co-creation Centre for Rehabilitation Technology (Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde). The project will have two phases; 1) testing exercise capacity of healthy and pathological populations using a standardised protocol and novel sensing technology, 2) testing the usability of a digital health platform in a group of people in need of pulmonary rehabilitation.
As a Research Assistant, you will assist in the delivery of the research activities as part of a team, working under the general supervision of senior colleagues. You will conduct literature reviews, develop questionnaires, conduct surveys, collect and collate data, and undertake and record the outcomes of experiments. You will manage and prioritise your own workload and ensure that all activities are completed to deadlines and you will write up the results of your own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications. You will input as a team member to administrative activities and assist, where required, with relevant teaching and knowledge exchange activities.
To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in either physiotherapy, exercise science, sport science or related subjects. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in exercise testing and prescription and familiarity working with patient groups. You will have knowledge of appropriate research methods, have an ability to plan and prioritise your own workload, with general supervision, and you will have an ability to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with: a higher Degree in a relevant discipline, some relevant work experience, membership/working towards membership of a relevant Chartered/professional body (including the Higher Education Academy), experience of relevant student supervision and teaching activities and experience of knowledge exchange related activities.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Andy Kerr, Senior Lecturer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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