Senior Research Associate in Breast Biomechanics

  • Portsmouth
  • 19th December 2021

Employer: University of Portsmouth

Reference: ZZ007267

Contract Type: Full-time, Fixed-term (until 31 December 2023)

Salary from: £31,406 to £35,326

Full Description: 

Interview date: 06 January 2022 

The University of Portsmouth is an 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. 

This role is based within the Research Group in Breast Health in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth ( The Research Group are internationally renowned for research on the biomechanics of the breast, having published and presented widely in the area. The Group is well known with millions of media mentions and commercial collaborations worldwide.

The Research Group are looking to recruit a full-time, fixed term post-doctoral Senior Research Associate to join the team and contribute to 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. 

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Professor J Wakefield-Scurr (

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

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement. 

We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. 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 applicants from Black, Asian, or from other ethnic groups who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. 

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