Technical Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Technical Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £25,728, rising to £27,285 pro rata

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Tuesday 06 February 2018

Closing date Tuesday 27 February 2018

Interview date Wednesday 14 March 2018

Reference DM5609

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Applications are invited for a Technical Assistant to work on a project that evaluates the performance characteristics and usability of commercially-available wearable devices (e.g., fitness trackers, smart watches). 

The purpose of this role is to provide technical support for a laboratory and field-based test programme that will evaluate the performance characteristics and usability of commercially-available wearable devices. The laboratory test programme will assess the accuracy and reliability of key outcomes (e.g., energy expenditure, distance, heart rate). The field-based assessments will evaluate the functions and features of the wearable devices, including the quality of communication messages and the ease-of-use of associated apps.

The successful candidate will work in the Department for Health on the main campus at the University of Bath. Supervision will be provided by Professor Dylan Thompson and Dr Oliver Peacock.

This is a part time (0.6 FTE, 21.90 hours) fixed term contract for up to12 months.

For further details, please contact Professor Dylan Thompson ( or Dr Oliver Peacock (

The University of Bath and the Department for Health hold Athena SWAN bronze awards and are committed to equality of opportunity. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including women.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.