Research Assistant / Associate

Job summary

This post, funded by the Advance Study Charity to Imperial College London, is to conduct research on musculoskeletal health of the ADVANCE Study participants. The postholder will have access to an unrivalled wealth of rich data, including DEXA, x-rays, functional outcome, patient reported outcomes measures, and biomechanical data of the cohort of over 1100 participants as well as additional detailed data for a subgroup of amputee ADVANCE Study...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02126
  • Date posted 24 May 2022
  • Closing date 21 June 2022

Job description

Job summary

This post, funded by the Advance Study Charity to Imperial College London, is to conduct research on musculoskeletal health of the ADVANCE Study participants. The postholder will have access to an unrivalled wealth of rich data, including DEXA, x-rays, functional outcome, patient reported outcomes measures, and biomechanical data of the cohort of over 1100 participants as well as additional detailed data for a subgroup of amputee ADVANCE Study participants.

Duties and responsibilities

The ADVANCE Study is an innovative study and the first of its kind in a UK military casualty population. The ADVANCE study has been set up to evaluate the clinical, biological and psychosocial outcomes of a cohort of 500+ UK battlefield casualties and a control group of 500+ battlefield exposed non-injured participants. This 20-year cohort study will offer a uniquely comprehensive description of the long-term physical and psychosocial outcomes of blast and other battlefield trauma. Baseline data collection has been completed and within the period of this post, the first follow-up measures will have been completed, meaning that two sets of data for all >1100 participants will be available to the post holder to investigate the effects of major conflict trauma on musculoskeletal health

Essential requirements

The successful applicant will be expected to make infrequent visits to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough, the physical home of the ADVANCE Study.

Further information

This is a fixed term position for up to 24 months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.

Informal queries relating to the position should be directed to Professor Anthony Bull at a.bull@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click “APPLY NOW” to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact: Yusra Vallimohamed (y.vallimohamed@imperial.ac.uk)

Closing date: 4 weeks from posting

 

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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