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Research Assistant/Associate in Biomechanics of Spinal Cord Injury (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: NM40246

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on biomechanical modelling of the spinal injury Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy [DCM].

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties will be:

  •  Developing finite element (FE) methods to predict stress on the spinal cord for DCM patients
  •  Undertaking finite element (FE) modelling incorporating patient data
  •  Comparing FE results with markers extracted from clinical data
  •  Compiling and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, preparing reports to summarise main findings and conclusions.

The project is in close collaboration with clinical colleagues at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are that the applicant must have obtained, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in engineering or a similar technical subject, with expertise in finite element modelling of complex structures and in bioengineering/biomechanics.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges:

Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966

Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2025 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions of a technical nature related to the role, please contact Professor Michael Sutcliffe at mpfs@eng.cam.ac.uk), and for those related to the application processs, contact Claire Whitaker, Divisional Administrator, at div-c@eng.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM40246 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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