Department of Bioengineering
Job title:
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Coordinator
Job family/Level:
Professional Services, Level 3b
Reporting to:
Professor Anthony Bull
Length of the appointment:
Until 31 July 2017
South Kensington
Key working relationships:
Research staff and students within the Department
The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London is investing in the Head
of Department’s research activities through establishing a Research Coordinator for
musculoskeletal biomechanics.
The appointee will provide:
Technical support for the musculoskeletal mechanics research group
Training for and supervision of student activities in the motion capture lab and
the tissue testing lab
Administrative assistance for the musculoskeletal mechanics research group
Key Responsibilities
Administrative Support Duties:
Manage research group assets and resources, and provide advice regarding
future requirements
Advise group members on day-to-day operational procedures
Collect data for research publications including departmental research reports
Assist with the development and costing of new research proposal scenarios
prior to formal departmental approval, ensuring they are in accordance with
sponsors’ terms and conditions
Promote the reputation of the group and department by preparing and providing
marketing content and materials on musculoskeletal biomechanics, including
written and graphical content for websites
Assist in organising research seminars, events
Technical Support Duties:
 Ensure the operation of all equipment in the motion capture laboratory and the
tissue laboratory is maintained to specifications
 Coordinate maintenance or repair of equipment as required
 Maintain inventory of consumables required for research
 Provide support and supervision to students in the motion capture laboratory –
this includes providing the appropriate training and safety instruction
 Provide technical assistance, advice and support to all users of the laboratory
(staff and students)
To observe and comply with all College policies and regulations, including the
key policies and procedures on Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Data
Protection, Equal Opportunities, Financial Regulations, Health and Safety,
Imperial Expectations (for new leaders, managers and supervisors), Information
Technology, Private Engagements and Register of Interests, and Smoking.
To undertake specific safety responsibilities relevant to individual roles, as set
out on the College Website Health and Safety Structure and Responsibilities
page (http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/safety/policies/organisationandarrangements).
Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to
undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating
discrimination. All employees are expected to adhere to the principles set out in
its Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy, Promoting Race Equality Policy
and all other relevant guidance/practice frameworks.
Applicants are required to demonstrate that they possess the following attributes:
Imperial Expectations
These are the 7 principles that Imperial leaders, managers and supervisors are
expected to follow:
1) Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
2) Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
3) Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
4) Deliver positive outcomes
5) Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
6) Support and develop staff to optimise talent
7) Work in a planned and managed way
Masters (or equivalent) in Engineering
Experience and Knowledge
 Experience and capacity to act as a role model in a research environment
 Experience of research administration
 A willingness to learn and operate good research practice, Health and Safety
and Ethics policies
 Technical knowledge pertaining to optical motion capture and analysis and
tissue testing
 Experience managing resources and/or equipment
 Experience working in a biomechanics laboratory
Skills and abilities:
Excellent interpersonal, organisational and problem solving skills
Ability to generate text and graphics for websites and publications
Ability to communicate well, conveying instructions and concepts clearly and
Ability to use own initiative and to work independently and as part of a team, as
Ability to manage own workload, prioritise, and work under pressure to meet
Excellent written communication to enable drafting of documentation and
A high level of accuracy and consistent attention to detail
A high standard of computer literacy, including the willingness to learn to use
new computer programs
Discreet and diplomatic with the ability to handle confidential information with
tact and discretion
Willingness and an ability to perform routine and non-routine tasks effectively as
may be dictated by changing circumstances
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships at all levels
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