Research Fellow in Experimental Sport and Exercise Science

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

Job description


Research Fellow in Experimental Sport and Exercise Science

Part-time (0.4 FTE. 1-year fixed-term)

Reference number: SAS0833


The School of Human & Life Sciences is looking to appoint senior research assistant to support work of researchers in sport and exercise sciences. The post is 0.4 FTE (two days per week or equivalent) initially for one year. The successful candidate will have a developing profile of high quality research publications, with evident expertise in one, but ideally two, of the lab-based and experimental sports sciences (i.e., physiology, biomechanics, or psychology). Furthermore, the successful candidate will have a track record of either applied and/or published work in one of the following: altitude physiology; sleep science; gait analysis or health-related physical activity. The successful candidate will be well versed in experimental design, familiar with the sports science laboratory environment, and demonstrate considerable experience of data capture via experimental laboratory methods. The post is offered on a fixed-term basis for one year in the first instance.


The post holder will be required to:

  • Lead on and support the writing of high quality research papers.
  • Support principle investigators in the analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Support principle investigators in both laboratory and field data collection.
  • Present data at national/international scientific conferences.
  • Support and when appropriate, lead, the writing of funding applications.
  • Support the development and maintenance of relationships with key scientific and sector stakeholders.


The ideal candidates should possess:

  • Up to date and in-depth knowledge of two of the experimental sport & exercise sciences.
  • A developing track record of research publications or demonstrable expertise in one of more of the following: altitude physiology; sleep science; gait analysis or health-related physical activity.
  • Experience of conducting experimental sport/exercise science research.
  • An established or emerging record of successful grant capture.
  • Clinical and/or applied experience relevant to the post.
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • The ability to work on own initiative.
  • The ability to prioritise and keep to deadlines.
  • Good IT skills, including word processing, data analysis and referencing applications.

Additional information:

This post is fixed term for 12 months in the first instance.

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

Closing date for applications: 19 January 2017.

Interviews will be held: 2 February 2017.

How to apply

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Canterbury, with four other campuses throughout the beautiful county of Kent, the University offers excellent teaching facilities in unique and inspiring locations.