Department for Health

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Exercise and Spinal Cord Injury (Fixed Term)

Employment Basis: Full Time (Fixed Term 2-years)

Salary: £32,548 to £38,833

Closing Date: 16 May 2018

Interview Date: 1 June 2018

The University of Bath established the Centre for DisAbility Sport and Health (DASH) during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The centre conducts applied research to enhance the lifelong health and wellbeing of people with physical disabilities and disabling conditions. It now has an established reputation for research to understand the therapeutic role of exercise in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Based in the Department for Health, the successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of research to determine the role of various forms of exercise and/or nutritional interventions to reduce the burden of cardio-metabolic diseases in persons with SCI. We are seeking a dynamic, adaptable colleague who will work with us to design and deliver new research trials and assist with the development of research grant applications to fund future studies.

The post holder is expected to work closely with existing and new partners, both within and outside the University. While the post will not carry any formal line management responsibilities, the ability to work closely with and provide mentoring to a doctoral student will be essential. The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of exercise physiology, spinal cord injury and cardio-metabolic disease. As well as a strong doctoral level background in exercise physiology or adaptive exercise physiology, a good working knowledge of exercise biochemistry will be useful in identifying relevant physiological mechanisms and incorporating relevant biomarkers. Experience in designing and delivering complex trials is essential, preferably in people with SCI.

This is a full time, fixed term post for up to 2 years.

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact the Principal Investigator (Professor James Bilzon, email: