Research Assistant in Medical & Biological Engineering

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7060175 (Ref.No. EPSME1001)
Posted: September 9, 2019

Job Description

Would you like to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to address clinically-driven challenges? Do you want to develop your experimental research skills?

In the UK, one third of people aged over 45 have sought treatment for osteoarthritis. The knee is the most common site for osteoarthritis and there is a major unmet clinical need for effective earlier stage interventions that delay or prevent the requirement for total knee replacement surgery. Once these interventions have been developed they require testing to determine functional performance.

Specifically such experimental testing will include undertaking knee simulator testing of natural (animal and/or human) knees and associated analysis to assess contact mechanics, wear and biomechanics of early stage treatments under a range of conditions. You will provide specialist support for this laboratory work.

You will possess demonstrable experience of working in a technical capacity within a science, technology or engineering discipline and it is essential that you hold a BSc or BEng or MSc or MEng. You will have a proactive approach to working in a multidisciplinary team with engineering, industry and clinical colleagues.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Louise Jennings, Associate Professor of Medical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2100 or via email:

Further information

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 year due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Friday 06 September 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 22 September 2019
Reference:  EPSME1001


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