Research Associate in Mobile Development and Data Linkage

Job Description

Are you looking to develop a career in clinical research?

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to work jointly across the Imaging and Engineering and the Neuroscience Themes of the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre.

Join a world-leading centre for research and academic career development, bridging the gap between lab-based discoveries and early-phase clinical trials. Our BRC brings together exceptional scientists from The University of Sheffield and clinical experts at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, driving the development of new treatments, diagnostics, and medical technologies.

As a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, you'll join a dynamic team of research clinicians and scientists, exploring cutting-edge biological and clinical research techniques as part of multiple patient-focused projects. You will lead on the development of technologies and approaches to obtain data (such as heart rate and mobility) and active data (such as questionnaires) from devices such as smartphones, wearables and novel sensors. You will work alongside a team to pilot these technologies in clinical studies in a range of medical conditions. You will lead on the development of analytic approaches to improve diagnosis, treatment personalisation, and risk prediction. You will also unlock a world of opportunities as a member of the NIHR Sheffield BRC Training Academy (BTA) and the broader NIHR Academy, benefitting from career-based mentoring, SPARC placements, targeted seminars, and bespoke courses.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in a relevant scientific field and experience of clinical assessment outcomes.

Are you ready to be a part of the future of clinical research? Apply now to embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery!

This role is supported by AI Futures Grants, a UK Government scheme designed to help the next
generation of AI leaders meet the costs of relocating to the UK.  AI Futures Grants provide financial support to reimburse relocation costs such as visa fees, the immigration health surcharge and travel/subsistence expenses. Successful candidates for this AI Futures role may be able to get up to £10,000 to meet relocation costs, subject to terms and conditions, in addition to University of Sheffield relocation support.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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