University of Southampton: Research Assistant ~

13 de mayo de 2004

University of Southampton: Research Assistant

Occupational exposures to hand-transmitted vibration cause disorders of the vascular and neurological systems of the fingers and hands. The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research has developed diagnostic tests and provides a range of HVLab instrumentation to support the detection of these disorders within the UK and abroad (see The successful applicant will assist in the development of the commercial and technical aspects of HVLab diagnostic instruments and assist with customer support.
The work involves research to increase understanding of current methods and their application for scientific research and patient diagnosis. Experimental studies will be undertaken with human subjects using new computer techniques for understanding the changes in blood flow and tactile sensitivity associated with acute and chronic exposures to hand-transmitted vibration. The research will be of a type that can lead to the award of PhD.

The project is suitable for those with knowledge of electronics and computing and an interest in biomedical applications. Experience of computer programming with Visual Basic would be advantageous. The job requires good communication skills and an ability to work within a team and collaborate across a range of disciplines.

The multidisciplinary Human Factors Research Unit is world-renown for fundamental and applied research in human responses to motion, including effects on human comfort, human performance, health effects, biodynamics and motion sickness.

Salary in the range from £18,893 - £21,010 per annum on research grade 1B. The post is based in the Human Factors Research Unit: see for further details of this and related projects. Informal inquires can be made to Mrs E Winter, +44 (0)2380 592277, or email:

An application form and further particulars may be obtained from the Human Resources Department (R), University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, Tel: 023 8059 2750, e-mail: or minicom: 023 8059 5595, alternatively visit our website at

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