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Research Physiotherapist (REF 1587)

Location: This role will be home based with occasional travel to the centre of London

Salary: £40,000 and £45,000 dependant on experience

Working Hours: Full time, fixed term for 12 months

Role Summary

Optima Health is the UK market leader in Occupational Health and Well-being services with an ambition to improve the overall health and well-being of the UK workforce. To continue supporting healthy high performance across our client's organisations, we’re growing and investing and in short,  we are going places.

We're looking to appoint a Physiotherapist with experience of delivering clinical trials to support the delivery of an exciting musculoskeletal research project, combined with clinical work.  The two elements of the role will flex according to the stage of the research project, with research taking priority over clinical work.

Your main role will be delivery of the clinical and measurement aspects of a trial of a digital musculoskeletal triage tool developed by us here at Optima Health.  This trial will be supported academically by Queen Mary College, University of London.

Full training and support will be given by the academic and clinical teams led by Cabella Lowe (Professional Head of Musculoskeletal Health, Optima Health) and Professor Dylan Morrissey (QMUL).  We would welcome informal discussions prior to application.

The successful applicant will be a qualified physiotherapist with musculoskeletal experience, registered with the HCPC and CSP and be eligible to work in the UK. The role would ideally suit a person skilled in the areas listed above who now desires new challenges for the application and development of high level skills.

Benefits include 25 days’ annual leave and defined-benefit pension scheme.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2020. Interviews will be held soon afterwards.


Optima Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

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