Research Assistant

Docklands, United Kingdom
£38,022 per annum pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting
18 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Docklands Campus
Salary: Starting from £38,022 per annum pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  20
Post Type:  Fixed Term
Contract Length: 6 months
Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2023
Reference: 2180-23-R

University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

At UEL, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our research and academic programmes and the impact we are making in our East London community and the wider world. UEL is one of the top new universities for research. The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) put our world-leading/internationally excellent (4*/3*) research at 55 per cent with 60% of all research outputs and 54% of all impact cases evaluated at this level.  

To obtain further details about School of Architecture, Computing & Engineering (ACE) please visit our website here.

About the Job

The purpose of this post is to undertake research and development for one of our innovative healthcare projects. The position will focus on developing an AI tool that can predict sports-related injuries, with a particular focus on tendinopathy, in collaboration with sports experts and specialists. The postholder will be based at the Smart Health Centre of the University of East London, Docklands Campus, London. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and recruiting college athletes from various sports disciplines who meet the project's eligibility criteria and obtain informed consent from the participants.
  • Conducting tests and measurements on the athletes to evaluate their neuromuscular performance. This includes assessing dynamic postural control, isometric hip and shoulder abduction and adduction strength, and core stability.
  • Ensuring that the collected data is accurately recorded and stored.

About You

Successful candidates should have a degree in Life Sciences, Sports Science, or Biomechanics (MBBcH is essential), with experience with machine learning, and knowledge of neuromuscular performance measures. You will be proficient with data collection and analysis methods, as well as standard statistical software, and familiar with ethical guidelines related to human subject research and the process of obtaining informed consent.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 35 days holiday, plus 3 days over Christmas and bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff and particularly invite applications from women for these positions as part of our commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, and engineering.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rawad Hammad, (Principal Investigator).

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification     More about our Benefits    

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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