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    Sports Biomechanics Research Assistant/KTP Associate (Fixed term 24 months)

    Salary £20.5k per annum. Plus a training/development budget of £4K including opportunity to gain a Management qualification and/or a higher (research) degree.

    An enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated person is required for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Central Lancashire and Harrison Spinks Ltd., Leeds.

    The company: Located in Leeds, West Yorkshire (LS11 5SN), UK, Harrison Spinks Components Limited is part of the Harrison Spinks family of businesses, whose origins date back to 1840. They are predominantly a luxury mattress manufacturer whilst at the same time developing unique micro pocket springs which can be used in a wide range of applications.

    The role: In partnership with the University of Central Lancashire, working with Jim Richards, Professor of Biomechanics and Research Lead for Allied Health Professions. This 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a rare opportunity. This KTP project is exciting & innovative: to introduce advanced biomechanics technologies to evaluate new designs of sports footwear & protective equipment used in sports, leading to sustainable production of new products. This role is a 24 month, fixed-term contract. Although the KTP Associate will be formally employed by the University, they will be based at the company premises in Leeds (LS11 5SN) and subject to its employment practices and conditions of work. As such the successful candidate will be expected to either relocate to Leeds or reside within 1 hour’s commuting distance to enable a potential start time of 7:00 a.m.

    A generous training budget is available to enhance the career profile of the successful candidate. S/he will be encouraged to register for a higher degree.

    The person: Recent BSc honours degree level of 2.1 or above in a sports/biomechanics, health related subject. The successful applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate complex concepts to staff at all levels requiring a high standard of both verbal and written English. S/he must be a highly motivated individual and able to demonstrate a capacity for analytical & innovative thinking.

    For more information email Jim Richards (

    Closing date is Wednesday 4th January 2012

    By application form only - quoting post reference 404A-09-12. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form. Forms may be obtained from: quoting the job reference number or or by contacting:
    Human Resources, Job Ref No, 404A-09-12.
    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE
    Tel: 01772 892324 Fax: 01772 892933

    Interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th January 2012 at the company premises.
    Last edited by Jim Richards; December 6, 2011, 03:57 PM.