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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Manchester Metropolitan University - Exercise & Sports Science

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,966 to £38,205 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Job Ref: eArcu-7084

We are recruiting a Research Associate in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology on a 10 month fixed term contract to assist with laboratory data collection and analysis for a study of fatigue in Long Covid patients and a study of physical functional performance of athletes.

About the department:

We have invested strongly in Sport and Exercise Sciences to establish ourselves as sector leaders for sports education and research. New research spaces provide a unique range of sports performance facilities, human movement laboratories, extreme environment chamber and clinical imaging for detailed investigations of athletes, patients and the general public. We work with elite sports organisations, local authorities and clinical groups to facilitate research and knowledge exchange initiatives, to understand human movement across the age and health spectrum and to optimise performance for all.

About the role/ideal candidate: 

For this vacancy, we are seeking candidates with experience of collecting physiological datasets from human volunteers, including measurements of muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness. The following criteria are essential:

  • A PhD in sport sciences (or a related discipline), or thesis already submitted.
  • A record of publishing high quality original research in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience of coordinating projects, including liaising with study participants, organising assessment sessions, collecitng the data, analysing the data and preparing detailed reports.

You will be required to be present in the research facility each working day and the studies will involve use of 3T MRI. We will provide training and supervision for working within the MRI Controlled Area and we will also provide training for all other assessments included within the studies. Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and Sports Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University is a vibrant and ambitious department.

To apply:

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability to the role 

For informal enquiries contact Professor Jamie McPhee, Head of Department (j.s.mcphee@mmu.ac.uk).

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.

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