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Research Assistant in Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics

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University of Chichester

Salary range: £21,585 to £22,876 per annum. Full Time and Fixed Term for 12 months subject to funding.

Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join an existing research team who are delivering commercially funded research projects which aim to enhance physical performance and/or reduce musculoskeletal injuries in physically demanding occupations, currently delivering projects for the UK Armed Forces, emergency services and private sector.

Supported by academics from within the Institute of Sport at the University of Chichester and an international network of subject matter experts, the successful applicant will primarily assist in data collection for projects, provide support to field studies, perform data analysis and undertake literature reviews and administrative tasks to support and commercial activities.

The successful applicant will have an MSc in applied sport or exercise physiology or biomechanics; have knowledge of applied data collection techniques; and have experience of collating data in the field. Although you are not required to have experience in working with personnel in physically demanding occupations (although this would be advantageous) you should have a background in sports and exercise physiology or biomechanics.

There will be some travel and overnight stays required (including possibly overseas).

Ideally the successful candidate would be able to commence in role during September or October 2018.

The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under represented at this level.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Sam Blacker (, 01243 793473) or Prof Steve Myers (, 01243 816232).


Closing Date: 29 July 2018

Interview Date: anticipated during week commencing 06 August 2018