Research Assistant in Orthopaedic Sensing

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7106924 (Ref.No. EPSME1103)
Posted: August 1, 2022

Job Description

Do you have a strong technical background in medical engineering with an interest in experimental testing and orthopaedic sensing? Would you like to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to address a clinically driven challenge?    

In the UK alone, over 100,000 hip replacement operations are performed every year. While the procedure is highly successful in the majority of cases, some patients are at risk that their device will fail early due to how it was put in, their anatomy or the way they move.

In the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, we have developed methods of evaluating the performance of hip replacements using a combination of specialised experimental ‘simulator’ testing and computational modelling; in combination we have developed methods to sense adverse events in vitro (for example, impingement or subluxation events).

This project will focus on evaluating sensing technologies developed to date and assessing efficacy in in vitro testing under different conditions. You will join a team that have developed a range of methods in in vitro testing and sensing. Specifically, your role will be to develop, combine and adapt these existing sensing methods to evaluate different designs of hip replacement under different conditions, and support on-going research.  You will work as part of a larger team of researchers and there will be opportunities to get involved in wider testing and analysis of data.

You will have a strong background in aspects of medical engineering relating to sensing and a proven ability to deliver experimental testing to a high standard, and have a proactive approach to working in a team spanning different academic disciplines.   

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.


What we offer in return 

And much more!   

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

Sophie Williams, Professor of Medical Engineering

Email: [email protected]   

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:  £27,924 to £33,309 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £30,497 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 year (grant funding))
Release Date:  Friday 29 July 2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 August 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSME1103

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