Research Fellow in Knee Rehabilitation Robotics

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

January 26, 2022


Research Fellow in Knee Rehabilitation Robotics

Do you have skills in rehabilitation robotics and an interest in medical technology, innovation and entrepreneurship? Do you want to further your career in one of the 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 join our teams of researchers at the Centre of Intelligent Robotics Lab at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The team are currently working on translational research, specifically, the development of a wide range of affordable and innovative robots that are tailored to meet patients' needs, deliver effective diagnosis and personalised rehabilitation therapy for the ageing population with knee osteoarthritis.

You will work on an exciting innovation research project funded by EPSRC and UKRI. Specifically, this 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 wearable sensing systems to monitor and assess the rehabilitation progress of patients. 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.

You will have a strong background in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics and Robotics or a closely related discipline. You will have knowledge and expertise in sensing system, 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, Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Early Stage Researcher Fellow

Email: Tel: +44(0)113 343 39436

Professor Shane Xie Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Email: Tel: +44(0)113 343 4896

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. Due to funding limitations it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £36,382 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 months (grant funding)) Release Date: Wednesday 05 January 2022 Closing Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022 Reference: EPSEE1063 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed...