Research Fellow in Breast Biomechanics

  • Portsmouth
  • 24th March 2021

Employer: University of Portsmouth

Location: Portsmouth

Contract Type: Full time, fixed-term for one year (must end 30/04/2022)

Salary from: £35,845 - £39,152 per annum

Full description:

Faculty of Science and Health 

School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science 

Research Fellow in Breast Biomechanics 

Interview date: 06 April 2021 

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings. 

The Research Group are looking to recruit a full-time, fixed term (for 1 year in the first instance) Research Fellow to join the team to contribute and manage commercial collaborations, research outputs, product testing and knowledge dissemination within the area of breast biomechanics. This role offers the opportunity to be involved in novel projects enabling the development of a wide range of research experience. The role includes opportunities to travel to other laboratories, to collaborate with industry partners, to write papers, to develop new methods and processes, and to present work nationally and internationally. The Research Group has excellent facilities housed within a dedicated laboratory, which includes all the most up to date biomechanical facilities and equipment. 

No previous experience in breast health is necessary, but knowledge and experience in biomechanics or related field is essential. The candidate would be responsible for recruiting female participants to take part in sensitive data collection and therefore discretion and good inter-personal skills are also essential. 

We strongly advise applicants contact Professor J Wakefield-Scurr in the first instance prior to applying ( 

Tags/Keywords: biomechanics, breast, kinematics, motion capture, bra, strain, physics, engineering, sport, exercise. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. 

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Please see vacancy here.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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