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jrhutchinson79
09-09-2009, 01:41 AM
Hello,

I am advertising a new technician post at the Structure and Motion Lab, The Royal Veterinary College, UK. Details follow. Please contact me if you have any queries.

Biomechanics Research Technician

Location: Near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Salary: £22,549 to £25,654 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Closing Date: Friday 25 September 2009
Reference: VBS-0104-09

We are looking for a Research Technician to work in the dynamic and successful Structure and Motion Group. Research to be supported is a new three-year BBSRC funded grant, “Comparative biomechanics and pathology of mammalian feet,” with a large collaborative team including RVC academics Dr. John R. Hutchinson and Renate Weller, Dr Lei Ren from Kings College London, Dr Olga Panagiotopolou (currently at Hull York Medical School), among others including animal foot FEA experts Dr. Christine Hinterhofer and Dr. Simon Collins.

The technician will be responsible for assisting all stages of the research process including training students and staff, aiding the collection of high quality data (force platform, pressure pad, motion analysis, 3D fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, dissection, and computer models), collating and analysing research results, undertaking risk assessments and implementing COSHH regulations and GRP.

Applicants will have a science-related degree or HND/HNC. Experience undertaking research in biomechanics, engineering or exercise science is essential. The applicant should be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.

We offer a generous reward package including a final salary pension scheme.
Further information on the Structure and Motion Group can be found at http://www.rvc.ac.uk/SML/Index.cfm

More detail on the grant research is at: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Research/News/BBSRCResearchGrant.cfm

Note application closing date of 25 September and interview date of 14 October. Unfortunately due to stringent UK immigration/hiring laws we may have difficulty shortlisting non-EEA/EU/UK applicants but they are still encouraged to apply if their skills fit the job description/person specification.

John R. Hutchinson
Reader in Evolutionary Biomechanics
Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences
The Royal Veterinary College
Hatfield, Herts AL9 7TA
United Kingdom
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