Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Associate, Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering

Southampton, United Kingdom
£35,000 per annum
13 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
09 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Mechanical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £35,000 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (11 months)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 09 November 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1545721DA

Working with the University of Southampton in partnership with Blatchford Products Limited you will conduct multidisciplinary research and development in the field of lower limb prosthetics. You will lead the development of prototype stump/socket sensing interface  instrumentation which is potentially an indicator of the quality of socket fit and provide information for advanced prosthetic control. Amputee tests will also be conducted to obtain an understanding of the correlation between sensor outputs and prosthetic conditions/user activities. 

Blatchford group is a world leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating, and wheelchairs. With over 125 years of innovation and expertise, Blatchford produces the world’s most advanced microprocessor artificial limbs. Blatchford were winners of the prestigious RAEng MacRobert award for engineering innovation in 2016 for the first “integrated limb prosthesis”. This will be a great opportunity for you to progress your career benefiting from working with the world leading expertise from Blatchford as well as biomedical and tissue health research expertise from the University of Southampton. 

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in the fields of electrical, electromechanical, biomedical engineering or related discipline and a minimum of an Engineering degree of at least 2.1 or above (or equivalent).  Previous research and/or technological experience in medical devices, human gait analysis, prosthetics/orthotics and bioengineering along with an interest in collaboration with industries is desirable.

The post is for a fixed term for 11 months and expected to commence end of 2021 or early 2022. 

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1545721DA on all correspondence. 

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