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  • One year Research Assistant post in Edinburgh

    Dear Biomch- L subscribers

    We currently have a vacancy for a Research Assistant in our School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK.
    See below for more details.

    Research Assistant 0.8FTE
    A community based exercise programme for adolescents with cerebral palsy.
    Grade 6 28,139 pro rata, Fixed Term for 12 Months

    This one year post (80% FTE (4 days per week) ) is funded by 'La Fondation Mortrice', a charity based in France which supports applied or technological research, allowing progress in the understanding, preventing, caring, therapy and rehabilitation for persons with Cerebral Palsy. The researcher will be responsible for the application for ethical approval, participant recruitment, data collection, data processing and analysis. The research assistant will be working under the supervision of Dr Marietta van der Linden and Professor Tom Mercer from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and in close collaboration with Dr Alison Richardson at the Anderson Gait Analysis Laboratory, Astley Ainsley Hospital Edinburgh, and Mr James Robb at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.

    The post holder is required to have a first degree in Physiotherapy, Exercise Sciences or a very closely related degree and should be educated to at least MSc level.
    Previous experience of collecting and analysing human movement performance data as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and SPSS or other statistics software, are also essential skills for this position..
    Previous experience with three dimensional motion analysis and exercise physiology related outcomes such as isometric strength testing would be highly desirable, as well as a working knowledge of Matlab or Vicon Body Builder and publications in peer-reviewed journals

    The post holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Previous working experience with children with Cerebral Palsy would advantageous.

    For a recruitment pack please contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 (24 hours) or e-mail quoting the appropriate reference number.

    Completed applications should be submitted by Sunday 27th June 2010.

    For more information please contact:
    Marietta van der Linden (PhD)
    Research Fellow Physiotherapy
    School of Health Sciences
    Queen Margaret University
    Scotland (UK)
    +44 131 4740000