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Research Fellow in Exercise Physiology

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

This Medical Research Council funded post-doctoral position is available for a fixed-term of 3 years to investigate the safety, clinical and physiological efficacy of supervised exercise training in heart failure patients with pulmonary hypertension (i.e. Group 2 pulmonary hypertension). This project will leverage the expertise of exercise physiology and clinical researchers. It will provide new insights into the impact of exercise therapy on short-term clinical outcomes, exercise capacity, cardiac, pulmonary haemodynamic, and vascular function, and skeletal muscle strength in Group 2 pulmonary hypertension patients.     

You will be located within the School of Biomedical Sciences, with the work being carried out in the cardiovascular clinical research facility housed within Leeds General Infirmary. The work will be supervised by Dr Bryan Taylor (SBMS), Dr Carrie Ferguson (SBMS), Dr Klaus Witte (FMH) and Dr James Oliver (FMH)

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is committed to pursuing research in the area of clinical exercise physiology, integrated systems physiology and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Exercise Physiology, Sports and Exercise Sciences, Human Physiology or a closely allied discipline, with some experience in exercise testing. Experience in the assessment of cardiac function and/or pulmonary arterial pressure using echocardiography, and in working with patients in a clinical environment, are also essential. 

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 Bryan Taylor, University Academic Fellow in Cardiovascular Exercise Medicine

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0482, Email:  

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biomedical Sciences
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Due to funding limitations, it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £35,211 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (36 months.)
Release Date:  Thursday 11 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 August 2019
Reference:  FBSBM1122
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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