Research Fellow in Knee Rehabilitation Robotics

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7146319 (Ref:FBSBM1191)

Posted: May 22, 2023

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in rehabilitation robotics and an interest in medical technology, innovation and entrepreneurship? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities and world-class rehabilitation robotics research centre?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021. As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities, the University delivers transformational fundamental and challenge-led research to advance knowledge and tackle major issues, to improve the future of our world. 

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and ambitious Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a joint research project between the Sport and Exercise Sciences group at the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Centre of Intelligent Robotics at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.  

You will join our team of researchers in the Centre of Intelligent Robotics Lab at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The team is currently working on translational research, specifically, the development of a wide range of affordable and innovative robots that are tailored to meet patients’ needs, and deliver effective diagnosis and personalised rehabilitation therapy for the ageing population with knee osteoarthritis. Specifically, your research will focus on developing a transferable technology for knee osteoarthritis patients’ rehabilitation at home. Your work will support the development of a new exoskeleton design and validation for knee rehabilitation. You will develop software/hardware/computer games for controlling and monitoring the exoskeleton, evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the control strategies. 

This position will offer opportunities for close collaborations with industry experts, clinicians and patients. In addition to carrying out project work, the researcher will benefit from exposure to internal and external expertise in medical device innovation that are supporting the innovation pathway such as IP management, business planning, marketing research, funding application and establishing the spin-out company. 

For this role, you should have a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in one of the following disciplines: Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics, Computer Science or a closely allied discipline.  You should have experience in advanced hardware platforms for robotics, state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms, and good knowledge of programming languages such as Matlab/Python and c#.  You should also have knowledge and expertise in control, software and hardware development, together with an enthusiastic, proactive approach to translational research and innovation. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Aiqin Liu, Lecturer in Human Biomechanics  

Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44(0)113 343 39436

Professor Shane Xie, Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems  

Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44(0)113 343 4896

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biomedical Sciences
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £36,333 to £43,155 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - this role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 12 months with a latest end date of 30th June 2024, due to external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 19 May 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 16 June 2023
Reference:  FBSBM1191

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.

Apply Now

Please mention to the employer that you saw this ad on, an AmeriCareers ® service.