Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Aug 2021

This full-time position is available, on a fixed term contract, from 01/10/21 to 30/09/24.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow to participate in a project to develop image-driven subject-specific spine models. The project aims to develop and test an image-driven approach for modelling and predicting spinal forces in vivo.

This EPSRC funded post, is available from 01 October 2021 to 30 September 2024. The successful applicant will be part of the Exeter based Biomedical Physics and Biomedical Engineering groups who are working in collaboration with the Biomedical Engineering group at Cardiff University.

The post will require you to prepare in vitro specimens, perform mechanical testing, assist with magnetic resonance imaging, analyse data, and contribute to dissemination, impact activities and public engagement.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in biomedical engineering or related field and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will have experience of working with in vitro specimens and, ideally, have experience of working with magnetic resonance image data.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

For further information please contact Dr Judith Meakin ( ) or Dr Timothy Holsgrove ( ).

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