Research Fellow in Wearable Sensing for Rehabilitation

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090028 (Ref.No. EPSEE1056)
Posted: December 3, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in sensing and rehabilitation?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a proactive individual to join our teams of researchers at the Centre of Intelligent Robotics Lab, currently working on a wide range of affordable, innovative, reconfigurable robots that are tailored to meet patients’ needs, deliver effective diagnosis and personalised treatment for patients with stroke. 

This opportunity is created by an EPSRC grant led by the University of Leeds and the King’s College London. The project aims to develop a nationwide robot-assisted home-based rehabilitation programme. Our project partners Devices for Dignity (D4D), Steeper Group, DIH/Hocoma, AiTreat and the National Demonstration Centre for Rehabilitation at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust will provide adequate links and resources for this project. This project will establish a transferable technology for stroke survivors' rehabilitation at home, with a potential impact on millions of people in the UK and worldwide.

Your work will focus on developing real-time lower limb biomechanics models for disability assessment. You will develop wearable sensing and machine learning algorithms for disability assessment, and IoT based remote diagnosis algorithms for stroke recovery.

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in Biomedical Engineering, Wearable Sensing, Electrical Engineering or a closely allied discipline, you will have experience in using different wearable sensors.

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

Dr Zhiqiang Zhang, University Academic Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0289 or email: [email protected]

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made above £34,304 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 year (grant funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 02 December 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 10 January 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSEE1056

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