Research Associate in Measuring 24 hour Physical Behaviours

University of Leicester

Concerning the position

The Diabetes Analysis Centre and NIHR Leicester Biomedical Analysis Centre need to recruit a proficient, motivated particular person with experience in utilizing wearable expertise to measure 24-hour way of life behaviours to hitch a longtime, profitable analysis crew and contribute to a programme of labor investigating the position of way of life behaviours, alone or together with different medical administration methods (e.g. pharmacotherapy, bodily exercise, bariatric/metabolic surgical procedure) in selling whole-body well being in numerous populations with or liable to persistent cardiometabolic situations (e.g. weight problems, kind 2 diabetes and so forth.).
The appointed particular person will be a part of the Leicester Life-style and Well being Analysis Group, as a part of the Life-style Theme of the distinguished NIHR Leicester Biomedical Analysis Centre (BRC). Working carefully with senior lecturers, they’ll work throughout a wide range of initiatives, many in a lead capability, to advance their impartial analysis profession. This can embrace performing information processing and statistical evaluation, drafting outputs for dissemination, and contributing to protocol design and funding functions for future analysis.
They will even work throughout our portfolio of trials, taking a lead in overseeing these involving device-measured 24-hour way of life behaviours (e.g. sleep, sedentary behaviour, bodily exercise and train). Specifically, they’ll play a lead position in coordinating the set-up and information assortment inside analysis trials utilizing accelerometers (regionally and at exterior websites the place acceptable), both independently or by way of supervision/steerage of different employees or college students.
They are going to be primarily based on the Leicester Diabetes Centre (Leicester Normal Hospital), which is internationally recognised for its analysis in diabetes, weight problems, and way of life behaviours, together with inside the latest outcomes of the Analysis Excellence Framework (2021), the place College of Leicester was ranked 2nd in each Sports activities Science and Medical Medication (out of 31 and 61 establishments respectively (Analysis Excellence Framework 2021 outcomes College of Leicester ).The Leicester Diabetes Centre additionally hosts the NIHR Utilized Analysis Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands, the NIHR Affected person Recruitment Centre: Leicester, and the Centre for Ethnic Well being Analysis.
The submit gives a superb alternative for an formidable researcher to work inside a novel precedence space, and contribute to the continued growth of our Analysis Centre alongside advancing their impartial analysis profession.

About you
As a Analysis Affiliate (G7), you’ll have a PhD in a related self-discipline alongside proof of contributing independently to experimental or translational analysis research and peer-reviewed journal publications. You should have sturdy analytical and problem-solving capabilities, and wonderful written and oral communication abilities, with a capability to work each independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary analysis crew. 
Further info

Casual enquiries are welcome and needs to be made initially to Dr Jack Sargeant on [email protected]  who can organize follow-up conversations as acceptable.

As a part of the College’s ongoing dedication to skilled growth, this position will even be thought of on a seconded foundation for present employees members. Please guarantee that is mentioned along with your line supervisor previous to making use of. Extra info concerning secondments might be discovered right here .
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