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  • Researcher in Biomechanics/KTP Associate

    Job title : Researcher in Biomechanics/KTP Associate
    Job reference : REQ002858
    Application closing date : 25/06/2017
    Location : Other
    Salary : £19000-22000 + £4000 training budget
    Job description : An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and self-motivated graduate with biomechanics to develop a unique innovative algorithm to determine the 'Ideal Sleep Solution' using advanced biomechanical measurements. This is a 24 month fixed term contract, with a GBP 4,000 dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development as well as the opportunity to register for a Higher Degree.
    Qualifications we require:
    You will have a degree in a subject with a strong biomechanical element, at least 2.1 or above.

    The successful candidate must possess:
    * Understanding of developing products or processes focussed on the end user
    * Experience of conducting a research project
    * Aware of business processes

    Essential skills we require as a minimum:
    * Evidence of use of movement analysis data and other relevant equipment
    * A good understanding of functional anatomy
    * Understanding of the challenges of product testing

    About Silentnight Group Limited: With over 70 years experience as the UK's favourite bed and mattress manufacturer Silentnight has made it their mission to help everyone find their perfect sleep solution. Sleeping soundly is the bedrock of any person's sense of health and well-being, to help maximise performance in and out of work and enjoy a full and energised life. Their ambition and goal is not merely to be a quality manufacturer but to provide the perfect sleep solution for all the family. Silentnight is committed to continuous investment in research into people's sleeping habits, building the latest scientific developments and technical innovations into our products. Silentnight has sought to provide consumers with the most comfortable sleeping experience possible. As the UK's leading bed and mattress manufacturer Silentnight are committed to working to the highest standards for the total peace of mind of all their customers and manufacture all mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards in the UK.

    About KTP: This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme funded by Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works with the business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. Please visit:

    Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Silentnight Group Limited in Barnoldswick.

    School/Service: School of Health Sciences
    Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
    Basis:Fixed Term Contract until for 24 months
    Interview Date: 17 July 2017

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