Research Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Dec 2020

We are seeking to appoint an individual with proven expertise in machine learning, wearable technology, and movement analysis to deliver an ACCELERATE supported project. The goal of the project is to create a suite of algorithms to objectively quantify movement performance in a variety of environments using Ambrique micro-wearables and develop a web-based interface for users to visualise movement data. ACCELERATE, a consortium bid, funded by the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO) will utilise EU Structural Funds to “increase the successful translation of research and innovation into new and improved commercial products, processes and services”. ACCELERATE will address gaps amongst existing initiatives and provide a “Team Wales” capability to create capacity to address clinical need and also provide opportunities for economic development with its associated socio-economic benefits. Healthcare organisations are key to identifying clinical need to provide a focus for research and development activity in collaboration with universities and for economic development opportunities with industry.

The successful applicant will undertake a leading role in the delivery of the programme of work as defined under the Accelerate collaborative project between Cardiff University, NHS and Ambiquire Ltd. In particular, to focus on the application and extension of extant research outcomes relating to machine learning, wearable technology, and movement analysis utilising wearable technology from Ambiquire, creating a suite of algorithms to objectively quantify movement performance in a variety of environments.

To enable project advancement and in doing so fully understand and ensure compliance with policies and procedures for project operation, validation, audit and governance within Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), Cardiff University and stakeholder guidelines.   

For further information please contact Dr Mohammad Al-Amri (Healthcare Sciences) Al-AmriM@cardiff.ac.uk
The post is full-time (35 hrs) and is a fixed term for 12 months.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6). It is not expected that an appointment be made above point 33 of the scale, £36,914 per annum.

Closing date: Friday, 11 December 2020

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


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