Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
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Research Associate in Exercise and Osteoarthritis (Fixed Term): University of Bath

University of Bath, Department for Health
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Exercise and Osteoarthritis
Employment Basis: Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 years
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609
Clolsing date: Thursday 22 November 2018

The University of Bath is a partner in the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis (CSEO). The Centre comprises a national consortium of prestigious Universities and external partners and was recently renewed for a 5-year term. The Centre brings many tangible benefits, including access to a range of relevant expertise, a coherent research community, research training opportunities and travel grants, among others.

As part of CSEO, the Department for Health at Bath will be leading a programme of research related to symptom self-management and physical activity participation amongst young adults with post-traumatic osteoarthritis. We are seeking a dynamic, adaptable colleague who will work with us to design and deliver pilot/feasibility studies and assist with the development of research grant applications to fund larger randomised controlled trials.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of motivation and behaviour change techniques, as well as expertise in psychological intervention and/or patient reported outcome measures. A background in sport and exercise science or physiotherapy would be an asset in developing patient self-management approaches, and familiarity with qualitative methods is desirable. Experience in designing and delivering complex trials is essential, preferably in the clinical environment.

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact either the Principal Investigator (Dr Carly McKay, email: or Co-Investigator (Professor Keith Stokes, email:

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Posted on Friday 2nd November 2018