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12-12-2006, 02:34 AM
Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research, University of Salford, UK

GRADE: Senior Research Fellow / Reader (Grade III)

SALARY: 36546 to 47685 according to experience (annual and HERA awards pending).


The successful candidate will work with the existing senior staff to lead the continuing strategic development of the Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research (CRHPR) as a key national and international player in its field. They will have a strong publication record with a minimum of four good publications in high impact peer reviewed journals since 2001. They will be responsible for leading the development of their own research portfolio to complement existing research in CRHPR. This will include the acquisition of research funding and establishing their own research team. Evidence of active collaborative links and post graduate supervision is preferred. The role is full time and permanent.


The Centre boasts over 2.2 million external research funding from EPSRC, EU, Dept of Health and other agencies since 2001. There are three gait and performance laboratories on campus with 900K of investment ensuring state of the art facilities. There is a strong community of scholars, including the Professors, four permanent Senior Research Fellows, 20 academic staff, six contract research staff, over 25 post graduate research students and an established list of international collaborators. Growth continues to be very strong.

The current research within the Centre is diverse and the appointment would be made in any subject area that facilitates its continued growth. Key areas include lower and upper limb biomechanics, human movement modelling, assistive device design, gait, balance and posture, laboratory and clinical measurement science, sports performance and injury, and evaluation of therapy interventions from clinical and patient focused perspectives. Clinical areas of current interest include (but are not restricted to) stroke, diabetes and musculoskeletal disease. Applications are welcome from individuals from all relevant backgrounds.

Whilst the research links directly to the health related areas of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Sports sciences and rehabilitation, working across traditional academic and health care boundaries is central to the success of CRHPR. There are active links with the following groups within the University: engineering, biomedical sciences, robotics, virtual reality and the 6* built environment group.

Please see http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/crhpr/ for further details of the Centre's activities.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Centre Director Professor David Howard for informal discussion and to arrange a visit prior to making an application: d.howard@Salford.ac.uk

Any application MUST include

1. Completed Application form (which is available from www.personnel.salford.ac.uk)

2. Full CV (sent to: d.howard@salford.ac.uk)

3. Statement of support in which the applicant demonstrates how they meet the person and job specification (which is available from www.personnel.salford.ac.uk)

An application form and job/person specification is available from the Personnel Division website. Apply online at www.personnel.salford.ac.uk.

Alternatively please call 0161 295 2122 (24hrs) or e-mail Personnel@salford.ac.uk quoting reference number HCP/143. Applications will not be accepted without a (1) completed application form, (2) statement of support and (3) full CV.

The University of Salford is committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equality and diversity. We aim to have a more diverse workforce at all levels of the institution and welcome applications from people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 31st January 2007. Interviews will be before the end of Feb 28th 2007.

Dr Christopher Nester BSc (Hons) PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
Brian Blatchford Building, office PO.17
University of Salford, Salford
M6 6PU, England
email: c.j.nester@salford.ac.uk
tel: ++ 44 (0) 161 295 2275
fax: ++ 44 (0) 161 295 2668