Research Assistant / Associate

Newcastle, GB
£28,331.00 - £30,942.00
Jun 11, 2020
Jul 11, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Salary: £28,331.00 - £30,942.00
Closing Date: 12 July 2020

The role

You will participate in research and development that advances the area of patient data analysis by utilising Artificial Intelligence in the context of Big Data.

The project focus is on the development of algorithms for determining medical markers based on movement data accumulated through stroke rehabilitation interventions. To assist the project, we are focussing on delivering software that should be widely available for medical use. You will be responsible for the software development and associated research activities that will enable the extraction of value from the data already gathered, particularly focusing on the discovery of the degree to which our data may exhibit appropriate medical markers.

This role is fixed term for a duration of 10.5 months.

For informal enquiries, please send email Dr Graham Morgan, Co-Director of NUSE research group:

Graham Morgan:
Urban Sciences Building:
School of Computing:

Key Accountabilities
  • To complement and contribute to the advancement of research and teaching in the School of Computing, working within the relevant academic group
  • To conduct independent research in the relevant area, and to publish outcomes in peer-reviewed publications at internationally excellent and world-leading standard (3*/4* UK REF).
  • To contribute to the demonstration of internationally excellent or world-leading societal and economic impact of research.

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • In-depth subject knowledge/expertise in relevant area
  • Potential to achieve international standing in research within a few years through obtaining grant and research contract awards, leading journal publications and conference participation (desirable)
  • Excellent skills in communication of science and technology both orally and in writing
  • Ability to contribute to teaching in a variety of curriculum areas, at undergraduate and postgraduate level (desirable)
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate widely, both through leading and contributing to collaborative projects
  • Good interpersonal and time management skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • An interest in course development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (desirable)
  • Evidence of good networking skills (desirable)
  • Evidence of efficiency in handling administrative tasks (desirable)
  • High quality publications, preferably in one or more of the areas of interest indicated above (desirable)

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to think strategically, understands and is able to create a vision for how own area fits with School and University strategy
  • Has a positive attitude and acts as a role model to students and staff
  • Is respectful of the views and skills of others
  • Ability to work as part of a team towards a common goal

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Computing Science with research topic in a relevant discipline
  • Academic teaching qualification (desirable)

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Requisition ID: 4623

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