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Research Associate in Exercise and Osteoarthritis (Fixed Term)

Department for Health

Salary:  Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833
Placed On:  Tuesday 27 March 2018
Closing Date:  Friday 04 May 2018
Interview Date:  Friday 01 June 2018
Reference:  DM5736

The University of Bath is a partner in the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis (CSEO). The Centre comprises a national consortium of prestigious Universities and external partners and was recently renewed for a 5-year term. The Centre brings many tangible benefits, including access to a range of relevant expertise, a coherent research community, research training opportunities and travel grants, among others.

As part of CSEO, the Department for Health at Bath will be leading a programme of research related to the efficacy of technology supported physical activity/exercise interventions in patients with chronic knee pain (i.e. early stage osteoarthritis). We are seeking a dynamic, adaptable colleague who will work with us to design and deliver pilot/feasibility studies and assist with the development of research grant applications to fund larger randomised controlled trials.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of exercise promotion and prescription, as well as expertise in physical activity measurement and interpretation. A background in exercise biochemistry may be useful in identifying and incorporating relevant biomarkers of musculoskeletal and/or cardiometabolic disease risk. Experience in designing and delivering complex trials is essential, preferably in the clinical environment.

This is a full time, fixed term post for up to two years.

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact either the Principal Investigator (Professor James Bilzon, email: or one of the Co-Investigators (Professor Dylan Thompson, Tel: +44 (0)1225 383177, email: or Professor Keith Stokes, Tel: +44 (0)1225 384190, email:

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

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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.