The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) is a clinically led research and translation Centre. It was established in 2011 from its predecessor, Imperial Blast (est. 2008), to investigate the nature of injuries caused as a consequence of blast; specifically, the understanding and prevention of, and the protection and recovery from such injuries. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, the...


Job listing information
Reference ENG00950
Date posted 1 August 2019
Closing date 1 September 2019

Key information about the role

Location- South Kensington
Position type- Full time, fixed term
Salary- 34,397 46,499 plus benefits
Department Department of Bioengineering Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description


Job summary

The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) is a clinically led research and translation Centre. It was established in 2011 from its predecessor, Imperial Blast (est. 2008), to investigate the nature of injuries caused as a consequence of blast; specifically, the understanding and prevention of, and the protection and recovery from such injuries. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, the Centre comprises over 50 core and associated staff from the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine & Natural Sciences. The Centre has national and international collaborations and has full support from the UK Ministry of Defence through the embedding of medical staff from the Defence Medical Services to conduct research (often full time).


This exciting opportunity is for a musculoskeletal biomechanics researcher with an interest in making a real difference to those who have suffered some of the most severe musculoskeletal injuries imaginable, focusing on those with significant lower limb amputations. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to other projects on the development of state-of-the-art computational musculoskeletal models, develop and be an active member in a network of key stakeholders, and propose new projects. In addition, they will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and attract internal/external research funding.


Duties and responsibilities
The post will be based in the rapidly growing research group part of the Musculoskeletal Medical Engineering Centre https://www.imperial.ac.uk/msk and the CBIS http://www.imperial.ac.uk/cbis. Within the last year our research group has been awarded numerous grants and our ambition is to continue growing by appointing researchers who will be invested in this work and are aiming to become academic leaders in the field. Currently we are recruiting up to six researchers to work on various musculoskeletal projects ranging from the development of affordable prosthetic and orthotic devices, and orthopaedic tools as well as the analysis of data from clinics in low-to-middle income countries, musculoskeletal modelling for amputees and other positions (links can be found in the related jobs section). This post is an excellent opportunity for academic career advancement. You will be responsible for developing computational musculoskeletal models for lower limb military amputees in collaboration with engineers, surgeons, rehabilitation therapists, imaging scientists and computer scientists. This will build on much prior work in the group and you will be responsible for planning and conducting all necessary experiments, using both computational and experimental techniques in the model development, validation and clinical applications.


Essential requirements
You will work closely with internal and external partners and have the opportunity to contribute to many other amputee-related projects in the Centre. You will have the opportunity to extend our research network and propose and lead new research projects.
You will have the opportunity to supervise MEng/MSc students and to support the supervision of PhD candidates. Experiences in other teaching roles, including lecturing, will be enabled as part of the broad range of career development opportunities that Imperial College makes available to its postdoctoral research staff.


You will have:
Experience in appropriate scientific software including specifically Matlab and C++


Experience of inverse kinematics and dynamics modelling


Experience of computational musculoskeletal modelling


Experience of working in multidisciplinary environment (with specific groups of people, e.g. sponsors, patients, healthcare professionals etc.)


Experience of assisting in scoping new projects and setting research priorities


Knowledge of project management


Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures


Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature


Ability to develop and apply new concepts


Creative approach to problem-solving


Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people


Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication


Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision


Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines


Advanced computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets and the Internet


Ability to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work


Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative


Flexible attitude towards work


Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times


Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role


Further information
This is a fixed term position for 24 months in the first instance.


Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 34,397 - 37,486 per annum.


Informal queries relating to the position should be directed to Professor Anthony Bull at a.bull@imperial.ac.uk.





Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please use link "https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/desc...stantassociate to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact: Jo Adam (i.adam@imperial.ac.uk)


For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence.