Research Academics (Sports Science)

  • Manchester
  • 19th May 2021

Employer: Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester

Contract Type: Full time

Full Description:

Research Academics (Sports Science)
Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University

We are currently recruiting research active academics across a range of specialisms in sport, exercise and human movement sciences to join the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences which is part of our Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport located in central Manchester, UK.

One of the largest research-led science and technology educators in the UK, our Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a world-class teaching environment covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With genuine trailblazing specialisms and global impact, our research has real-world impact and cultivates lasting relationships with businesses, the government and the general public to share our innovation and expertise. 

We are investing strongly in our Institute of Sport; aiming to be a global leader in sports education and research. New research and teaching spaces provide a unique range of human performance laboratories, cell biology and clinical imaging for detailed investigations of athletes, patients and the general public. Our facilities are a beacon for research excellence and collaboration.

A major part of our growth is to recruit research-active academics and industry experts to raise the profile and quality of our research and education. In particular, we are seeking specialists in human neuroscience, nutrition and metabolism, cardiovascular sciences, coaching and elite performance. More details for the individual roles can be found on our jobs site here:

Successful candidates will deliver high quality, innovative and collaborative research alongside research-informed, vibrant teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Sport/Exercise/Health Sciences. Applicants should view Manchester Met as the ideal place to shape your future career. We will provide time and space for you to establish your research in the first year and access to a new Siemens 3T Magnetom Vida MRI scanner with a variety of dedicated coils alongside MR compatible cycle ergometry, dynamometry, neuro stimulation and EEG. Other laboratories with eye-tracking, imaging, EEG, EMG, instrumented treadmill and staircase, VICON motion analysis, CPET, extreme environment chamber, biochemistry and cell biology are also available for research aligned to our thematic areas of Sports Medicine and Elite Performance, Healthy Life-Course or Movement Impairment (clinical conditions). 

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and Sports Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University is a vibrant and ambitious department. We were ranked 5th in The Guardian’s 2020 UK University League Tables and leading for Student Satisfaction in recent National Student Surveys. We provide excellent learning and teaching spaces through innovative programmes delivered from modern new facilities in the heart of Manchester and we partner with elite sports clubs, healthcare organisations and local communities to make discoveries, shape lives and drive performance. More information about our university, department and courses can be found on our dedicated web pages and a video fly-through of the new facility ready for delivery in Jan 2022 can be found here:

For informal enquiries contact Professor Jamie McPhee, Head of Department ( or Dr John Daniels, Deputy Head (

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.
We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.

More details for the individual roles can be found on our jobs site by clicking the apply button:


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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