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Research Fellow in Rehabilitation Robotics

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in robotics for rehabilitation?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a proactive individual to join our teams of researchers at the Centre of Intelligent Robotics Lab, currently working on a wide range of affordable, innovative, reconfigurable robots that are tailored to meet patients’ needs, deliver effective diagnosis and personalised treatment for patients with stroke. 

This opportunity is created by an EPSRC grant led by the University of Leeds and the King’s College London. The project aims to develop a nationwide robot-assisted home-based rehabilitation programme. Our project partners Devices for Dignity (D4D), Steeper Group, DIH/Hocoma, AiTreat and the National Demonstration Centre for Rehabilitation at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust will provide adequate links and resources for this project. This project will establish a transferable technology for stroke survivors' rehabilitation at home, with a potential impact on millions of people in the UK and worldwide.

Your work will focus on developing new exoskeletons for lower limb rehabilitation, with special focus on the ankle/knee joints. You will design and fabricate soft muscle actuators and test their functionalities, working with King’s College London on reconfigurable exoskeletons.

You will have a strong background in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics or related disciplines, you will have a proven track-record in medical device design, control, and software and hardware development, together with an enthusiastic, proactive approach to research.

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

Professor Shane Xie, Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4896 or email: 

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years (grant funding))
Release Date:  Monday 03 June 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 02 July 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 02 September 2019
Reference:  ENGEE1090
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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