Job offer available in Scotland Research Fellow at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Hours: 28 hours per week (0.8FTE – applications for less than 0.8FTE are welcomed)
Contract Basis: Fixed Term for 12 months

The Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation (CHEAR) Research at Queen Margaret University is seeking a Research Fellow to be responsible for conducting a feasibility trial to investigate whether taking part in RaceRunning can reduce cardiometabolic health risk and improve mobility in young people with moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy.

This feasibility trial has been funded by Action Medical Research and the Chartered Society for Physiotherapy Charitable Trust (Dr van der Linden is co-Principal Investigator) in collaboration with Brunel University London, University of Gloucestershire and the University of Edinburgh, and is supported by CPISRA (Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association).

Applicants must have a good first degree (2:1 honours) and a Master’s degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. allied health professions, exercise science, clinical exercise physiology, or exercise based rehabilitation). 

The successful applicant will be required to conduct off site testing with several pieces of equipment and therefore access to own transport may be helpful.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Marietta van der Linden ( via email in the first instance.

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy please visit our vacancies page and complete an application online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or require any special assistance please contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email

Completed application forms should be returned by Friday 5th April 2019.


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