Human Applied Physiologist/Scientist
Application closing date
Faculty / School or Service
£35,000 - £41,000 (plus Personal Development budget of £5,000)
Human Applied Physiologist/Scientist (Occupational Heat Stress) –
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
Based at: Hidalgo Limited, Cambridge, UK
Salary: £35,000-41,000 (plus Personal Development budget of £5000)
Position Type: Full Time, Fixed Term, 35 months.
Closing date: 30/10/2022
Start Date: January/February 2023
Hidalgo Limited/Coventry University wish to recruit a highly motivated Human
Applied Physiologist, or other relevant applied scientist, as a Knowledge
Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate to lead an innovative project.
The post-holder will deliver a 35-month project focusing on, via industry-
based data collection, the development and validation of specific algorithms
to estimate personnel working in thermally challenging industries level of
thermal tolerance and risk for heat-related injury. The developed algorithms
will be utilised in Hidalgo Limited's existing, and future, wearable
physiological monitoring connected worker solutions.
This post will involve managing data-collection of both extensive field
(within specified industries) and laboratory-based studies in the UK and
overseas (e.g., USA, Europe, Middle East). It will involve providing input
to the development of Hidalgo Limited's current and future wearable
physiological monitoring connected worker solutions. The successful candidate
will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain marketable skills,
broaden their knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project,
and gain valuable research and commercial experience from business and
Hidalgo, under its brand name, Equivital, is an established Cambridge-based
leading global supplier of end-to-end real-time physiological monitoring
solutions for use in real-world occupational settings.
A key focus of Hidalgo is to provide actionable information on workers exposed
to risk of heat-related injury/illnesses. With rising global temperatures,
this is increasingly recognised as a major issue within many occupations, with
approximately 1million work life-years predicted to be lost globally by 2030
due to occupational heat stroke fatalities and 70million work life-years lost
because of reduced labour productivity; causing an estimated global financial
loss of $2,400 billion (£1,817 billion) by 2030.
Hidalgo's Black Ghost connected worker platform, uses algorithms to provide an
actionable measure of the level of heat strain experienced by a worker and is
currently used in diverse industries, e.g. first responders, oil & gas,
foundries, chemical plants and military training.
What is a KTP?
This position forms part of the KTP initiative funded by Innovate UK which
supports partnerships between business and universities or research
organisations, placing graduates (KTP Associates) to work on innovative
high-profile projects. Associates work under the supervision of a university
academic(s) and the KTP industrial partner.
Candidates should possess a PhD (or equivalent experience) in Human Applied
Physiology, preferably in Environmental Physiology, or related discipline
(e.g. Sport and Exercise Science). They will work between Cambridge (mainly
based) and Coventry, with flexibility to work from home when suitable. They
should be self-motivated, able to work independently to tight deadlines and
prioritise workloads. They should have experience in managing research
involving human participants. A willingness and ability to undertake field
trials in the UK and overseas is essential. The ideal candidate will
effectively communicate (written and verbally) with a range of stakeholders,
e.g., academic, technical personnel, sales and marketing, existing customers
and potential new clients. Prior knowledge in algorithm development is
Informal enquires can be made to: Dr Sarah Davey, Assistant Professor,
Occupational and Environmental Physiology Group, Coventry University;
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Marco Ghisoni, Technical Product Manager, Hidalgo
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