Research Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
15 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in arm and hand rehabilitation? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

This International Spinal Research Trust funded position is available for a fixed term of 24 months to investigate how transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the spinal cord can be combined with conventional therapy to help recover arm and hand function following an injury to the cervical region of the spinal cord. You will work alongside a team of experts in motor control and academic clinicians, supervised by Dr Sarah Astill and Dr Ronaldo Ichiyama. This truly innovative project will be the first in the UK to examine the efficacy of using transcutaneous electrical stimulation for patients with a chronic cervical spinal cord injury. 

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in neurorehabilitation and recovery of hand and arm function, and if possible in cervical spinal cord injury. You should have a qualification as a relevant allied health professional, which is recognised by the Health Care Professions Council, and some experience in assessing arm and hand function and designing and delivering rehabilitation paradigms designed to improve such. Experience in working with people with cervical spinal cord injury, establishing patient public involvement groups and obtaining NHS ethical approval are also welcome.  

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

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

Dr Sarah Astill, Associate Professor in Motor Control  
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7267, 


Dr Manoj Sivan, Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biomedical Sciences
Category:  Clinical
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata  
with market supplement based on NHS AfC Band 6 eqivalent to a maximum of point 28 £34,782 p.a. pro rata)
Working Time:  21 hours per week
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing    
Closing Date:  Tuesday 29 October 2019    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief