This post presents an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated engineer or physical scientist to use their technical skills in a clinical setting, working closely with patients and clinicians of several disciplines. The project involves developing and analysing biomechanical musculoskeletal models of children’s walking patterns in order to understand why children with cerebral palsy often develop foot deformities. The project involves data collection, working with children in the laboratory, and computer modelling. We are interested in finding someone with excellent technical and numerical skills and training will be provided in the specialist analysis techniques required. The work is funded by Action Medical Research.

The successful applicant will join the School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering at Keele University, working from ORLAU at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH). The project is being carried out in collaboration with colleagues at Imperial College (London), Oxford University and the University of Aberdeen.

ORLAU is a specialist department of the RJAH hospital (http://www.rjah.nhs.uk/orlau) based in Oswestry, Shropshire. The department employs over 30 clinical, technical and administrative staff and runs busy clinics in movement analysis and rehabilitation engineering, alongside conducting a programme of research and education. ORLAU has a large gait laboratory, clinic rooms and a well-equipped workshop.

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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