Research Support Assistant in Knee Rehabilitation Exoskeleton

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7100281 (Ref.No. EPSEE1072)
Posted: May 18, 2022

Job Description

Do you have skills in mechanical design and testing of rehabilitation robotics and an interest in medical technology, innovation and entrepreneurship? Do you want to further your career in one of the world-class rehabilitation robotics research centre?

 The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021. As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities, the University delivers transformational fundamental and challenge-led research to advance knowledge and tackle major issues, to improve the future of our world.

 We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and ambitious Research Support Assistant to join our teams of researchers at the Centre of Intelligent Robotics Lab at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The team are currently working on translational research, specifically, the development of a wide range of affordable and innovative robots that are tailored to meet patients’ needs, deliver effective diagnosis and personalised rehabilitation therapy for the ageing population with knee osteoarthritis.

 You will work on an exciting innovation research project funded by EPSRC and UKRI. Specifically, this research will focus on developing a transferable technology for knee osteoarthritis patients’ rehabilitation at home. Your will work to support the development of a new exoskeleton design and validation for knee rehabilitation including design, manufacture and test of the knee exoskeleton. This position will offer opportunities for close collaborations with industry experts, clinicians and patients. 

 You will have a strong background in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics and Robotics or a closely related discipline. You will have knowledge and expertise in mechanical design and validation of knee exoskeleton. 

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

Dr Aiqin Liu, Lecturer in Human Biomechanics

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44(0)113 343 39436


Professor Shane Xie  Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems 

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44(0)113 343 4896

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,487 to £27,116 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Up to 6 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Tuesday 17 May 2022
Closing Date:  Tuesday 31 May 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSEE1072

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