Research Associate in Stroke Research (12 months):

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Research Associate in Stroke Research to build on our existing expertise within the Research Centre for Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine (MSSM). This research project will aim to build on our existing research involving young adults (less than 65 years of age/of working age) who have had a stroke. The aim of this project is to build a foundation for how to develop better and more targeted rehabilitation programmes for young adults who have had a stroke. In particular, it will investigate how to help young adults who have had a stroke return to employment.

This project is exciting, novel mixed-methods research involving measurement of walking performance, focus groups, intervention development and a pilot study.
Candidates will have (or be about to complete) a PhD in biomechanics, human movement, rehabilitation/intervention development, or a closely related subject with relevant research experience in or knowledge of:
  • Developing intervention or rehabilitation programmes
  • Measurement of walking performance (e.g. efficiency of walking) and/or motion analysis
  • Qualitative research methods (not essential but desirable)
  • Working with adults who have had a stroke/similar conditions
  • Recruiting participants and working with clinicians
  • Contributing to research publications and ideally grant submissions in similar or related fields
The successful candidate will be organised, hardworking and capable of working on their own. The post holder will be expected to contribute to publishing research data in high quality journals, presenting research findings at conferences and submitting grant applications. It is hoped that this project may provide a springboard for the chosen candidate to work within our young adult stroke research programme and secure further grant funding.

This post is based in the Department of Life Science, one of the largest Departments in the University attracting high numbers of students on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. At undergraduate level, we offer several taught degree courses, including Biomedical Science, Healthcare Science, Human Bioscience and Human Physiology. There are taught Masters programmes in Biomedical Science and Clinical Science. The Department also provides research training programmes for doctorate and Masters level research students. The Department resides within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and benefits from spacious, modern and well-equipped teaching and research facilities having benefitted from recent significant and on-going investment.
Location: Manchester
Salary: Grade 7 (£30,942 to £34,804)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Closes: 22nd August 2021

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the post, please contact Dr Hannah Jarvis (

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Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area. We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.