Research Assistant in streamlining pre-clinical assessment of total joint replacements

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081406 (Ref.No. EPSME1051)
Posted: July 21, 2021

Job Description

Would you like to learn new skills in medical engineering with a focus on wear and corrosion? 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?

Current pre-clinical wear testing of orthopaedic components involves long-term   simulation requiring removal of the samples from the testing apparatus, which disturbs the contact mechanics and lengthens the testing timescales substantially. You will be working on a project that aims to deliver in situ measurement of wear and corrosion utilising advanced sensors to help streamline this process. These activities will be assessed in advanced simulators in collaboration with MatOrtho UK. 

This post 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 for the tribological testing of implants. This project will be supervised by Dr Michael Bryant and Prof Richard M Hall.

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

Dr Michael Bryant, Associate Professor

Tel: +44(0)113 343 2161 or email: 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Functional Surfaces
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hour per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 March 2022 (grant funding))
Release Date:  Wednesday 21 July 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 August 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSME1051

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