Research Assistant

University of Leicester

About the role

We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our interdisciplinary research and development team to help progress a therapeutic Android-powered RGB lamp device. As a research assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting all aspects of software development, testing and liaison with the Industrial Partner. Additionally, you will research and develop appropriate data collection, storage, encryption and analysis approaches to create a polished integrated tool that meets the needs of local academics and our commercial partner.

About you

You should have evident enthusiasm for the subject area, demonstrated with a degree or relevant experience in computer science, engineering or related subjects. You should also be able to demonstrate practical experience in software development, applying research skills and techniques to deliver outputs on time and to the required quality. Additionally, your knowledge base should include java-based android development and database management, alongside keen analytical and problem-solving skills.
Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Rob Free at [email protected]
Applications for job share will be considered.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here .
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change , which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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