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Research Assistant/Associate in Hand Trauma at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is offering postdoc position. This fellowship is available for all students around the world. The deadline for applying is October 03, 2018.

Imperial College London, in collaboration with The Royal British Legion, has established a Centre for the study of blast injuries (www.imperial.ac.uk/cbis). The Centre seeks to progress understanding of blast injury through research and education, by ensuring collaboration of engineers, scientists and clinicians, in order to improve clinical treatment and rehabilitation and influence strategies such as equipment design. The Centre has a strong focus on translation into clinical treatment and quality of life benefits for wounded personnel and veterans.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Hand Trauma position in the group of Dr Angela Kedgley. The post holder will also act as a manager for projects involving optical motion analysis within the Centre, under the supervision of Prof Anthony Bull. We seek a highly motivated individual to fill this post, in possession of a PhD (or equivalent experience) in engineering or physical sciences and a high level of competence in collecting and analysing kinematic and kinetic data from human subjects.

We are based in the Department of Bioengineering at the South Kensington Campus. The post is funded by the Centre for Blast Injury Studies and appointment to this post will be made on the Academic and Research pay scale as detailed above. The candidate will have:
- Meng/MSc (or equivalent) in computing, engineering, or physical sciences or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
- Practical experience and capacity to act as a role model within a research environment
- Experience of research administration
- Technical knowledge pertaining to optical motion capture and analysis
- Experience with data acquisition systems, preferably NI and LabView
- Current or recent relevant work experience in an academic or industrial environment
- Experience working in a biomechanics laboratory
- Knowledge of research methods
- An interest in upper limb biomechanics
- An ability to exercise initiative and judgment in carrying out research tasks
- Creative approach to problem-solving
- Excellent oral communication skills
- 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
- Ability to support a positive and constructive research environment
- A willingness to learn and operate good research practice, Health and Safety and Ethics policies
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships at all levels
- Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative
- Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times
- Good time keeping
- Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role
- A willingness to learn and operate with good software engineering practices, research practices, and ethics policies

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Angela Kedgley (a.kedgley@imperial.ac.uk).

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