Human Factors (Biomechanical) Engineer (KTP Associate) (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham

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Location:  College Park
£35,000 to £40,000 every year (professional rata if relevant)
Closing Date:  Friday 13 October 2023
Reference:  ENG432823

College of Nottingham (UoN) is worked up to ask functions for a Human Components (Biomechanical) Engineer to hitch our Information Switch Partnership (KTP) with Casella Holdings Restricted.

Musculoskeletal Problems (MSDs) are one of many main causes of misplaced workdays around the globe, and one of many highest prices to the NHS. The monitoring, detection, and early intervention to forestall MSDs can be invaluable to employers defending their workforce and an space of nice curiosity around the globe for analysis teams in biomechanics, ergonomics, and human elements.

This new and thrilling collaboration between Casella Holdings Ltd and UoN affords the chance to hold out fieldwork and expertise improvement, combining trade expertise, buyer suggestions, biomechanical evaluation, and ergonomic evaluation to develop a brand new wearable sensor which can be utilized by employees throughout their on a regular basis duties. The developed sensor will monitor motion patterns to detect probably high-risk duties and potential MSD improvement.

Based mostly at Casella in Kempston, Bedford, you’ll work straight with Casella’s Engineering Supervisor and intently with different stakeholders to navigate between business necessities and the technical challenges introduced by the KTP.

This can be a career-development alternative for an enthusiastic graduate to handle a KTP with continuous help from main tutorial consultants in biomechanics and ergonomics inside the UoN’s Human Components Analysis Group (HFRG) . You’ll be instrumental in transferring and embedding the specialist information wanted to increase Casella’s present product vary of wearable sensing applied sciences into units to help the administration of MSDs within the office.

It is best to maintain a post-graduate qualification, ideally an MSc or PhD in ergonomics, biomechanics, or associated self-discipline. It is best to have expertise of ergonomics/human elements or biomechanics analysis strategies, and utility of that information. Moreover, expertise of biomechanical evaluation or the appliance of motion evaluation is fascinating. 

As a people-orientated particular person, you should have the power to affect and have interaction collaboratively with Casella, UoN and different stakeholders. You’ll be enthusiastic and motivated to organise your personal time successfully and have a versatile strategy to prioritising work duties. All through the KTP, you can be totally supported and mentored to nurture your expertise. You’ll have a funds of £2,000 pa for coaching and CPD, serving to you develop your skillset and attain your private {and professional} targets. 

The KTP affords a extremely aggressive wage package deal, with UoN totally dedicated to offering employment help to assist workers attain their full potential. As a college worker, you should have entry to the assets of UoN and a variety of advantages and rewards, together with workers reductions, journey schemes and a horny pension scheme.

This can be a fastened time period contract for 24 months. Hours of labor are full time (37 hours). Job share preparations could also be thought-about.

Casual enquiries could also be addressed to Dr Samuel Smith ([email protected]) or Dr Setia Hermawati ([email protected]).

Please be aware that functions despatched straight to those electronic mail addresses is not going to be accepted.

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