Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Fellow – A71282R

Newcastle University – Institute of Neuroscience

Salary range: £33,000 – £37,000 per annum
Mobility allowance (monthly): £350 – £500 (approximately)
Closing date: 23 June 2017

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Research Assistants + PhD Studentship in Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN ETN: Developing gait analysis models/classification tools from wearable sensor data for use in neurodegenerative disease management.

The European Training Network on Balance and Gait deficits in older adults offers 1 position for an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) in Prof Rochester’s Brain and Movement Science group at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, United Kingdom. You will be employed at Newcastle University, and will also be enrolled onto a PhD. You will carry out data modelling designed to describe and model multivariate gait profiles in neurodegenerative disease cohorts from wearable sensor data.

Applicants will have a BSc (optionally, a Masters) in a science, engineering, maths or computing science subject, and will be in the first four years of their research careers. They must not have a PhD.

Eligibility: Only candidates complying with the Early Stage Researcher requirements (less than 4 years of research experience following a graduation from a degree qualifying for entry to PhD) and mobility (less than 12 months spent in the UK within the last three years) are eligible in order to comply with the funding body requirements.

The positions are to start 1st October 2017, with some flexibility either side where required.

Tenable for 3 years.

Informal enquiries can be emailed to: Prof Lynn Rochester,
Prof Rochester’s research group:
Newcastle University:
Institute of Neuroscience: 
Faculty of Medical Sciences

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


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