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Research Assistant/Associate – Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, UK

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  • Research Assistant/Associate – Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, UK

    Salary: Research Assistant: £28,756 - £30,497 per annum/Research Associate: £30,497 per annum

    This is an 18-month fixed term Research Assistant/Associate position and provides an exciting opportunity for an early career scientist who is interested in human movement, wearable technology and digital outcomes.
    You will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary group who has an established international reputation in gait analysis and wearable technology analytics.

    The work will be undertaken within the Brain and Movement Research Group with Dr Silvia Del Din, Prof Lynn Rochester, Dr Alison Yarnall and Dr Ríona Mc Ardle.

    You will work as part of a research team supporting a range of projects (e.g. ActivDem, D&FP, Staying UpRight, Cure Parkinson’s Trust, etc.) aiming to look at the utility of wearable technology and digital mobility outcomes of real-world gait and physical activity to detect clinically relevant changes to post-diagnostic care, interventions and potential disease modifying effects.
    You will be expected to provide training and technical assistance, manage the transfer and analysis of gait/physical activity data collected with wearable technology, novel and traditional gait analysis tools (e.g. instrumented mat, etc.) and publish and present key findings from the projects.

    Information, eligibility criteria and requirements:
    The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biomedical Science, Movement Science or related field (a PhD is essential for the Research Associate position), experience working with wearable sensor data and digital outcomes; proficient and independent signal processing, statistical and computational skills, and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Please click on the link for more information:
    View the vacancy online

    How to apply:
    Please apply via Newcastle University Job Vacancies website (Requisition ID: 20283), deadline for applying: 28th June 2022:
    View the vacancy online

    Dr Silvia Del Din

    Newcastle University Academic Track (NUAcT) Fellow
    Institute: Translational and Clinical Research Institute
    Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University