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PDRA - QMUL10442

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: Starting salary £32,405 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL10442
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 08-Dec-2016
Closing date: 07-Jan-2017

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The school of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a Horserace Betting Levy Board funded project “Measuring local strain distributions through the equine SDFT as a novel indicator of injury risk: effective injury management and prevention”.

This project will be carried out in the group of Professor Hazel Screen in collaboration with Dr Dylan Morrissey, but is a large multi-site collaboration, also involving Professor Jeffrey Bamber (Institute of Cancer Research) and Professor Peter Clegg (University of Liverpool).

The aim of the project is to develop novel diagnostic ultrasound methods for characterising and managing tendon health in equine athletes. The goal is to develop current ultrasound imaging capacity to delineate slip planes in tissues at a high resolution, and then to test these novel methods in both human and equine subjects. As such, we are looking for an individual with expertise in ultrasound signal and image processing, and who is also happy to work with people and animals.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in ultrasound signal and image processing, or similar. Previous experience in elastography or biomechanics is also highly desirable and computer programming literacy essential.

The post is a full time, fixed term appointment for 2 years and is available from February 2017. Starting salary will be £32405 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Hazel Screen at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6167.

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The closing date for applications is 7th January, 2017. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE.   We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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