Development of biomechanically musculoskeletal models and its application in understanding of ageing process for health

This studentship is funded by BBSRC of UK; UK citizens and EU nationals are eligible to apply for.

This proposal aims to build musculoskeletal computer models which has customized data from individuals. The participants to be investigated will be the healthy with different age groups. Their morphologically musculoskeletal data will be accurately obtained using MRI/CT with traditional measurements. Their movements, e.g. walking gait and associated data, e.g. marker coordinates, ground reaction forces and electromyography will be acquired using the state of the art motion capture system in our institute. The models should be able to estimate muscle and bone forces during walking.

The ideal candidate should have a related degree/training in one or combination of anatomy, physiology, mechanics, biology, biomechanics, computing, etc. The candidate should be keen to learn new knowledge and get new training in a different background of knowledge. Any queries related to the position should be addressed to Dr Weijie Wang (w.wang@dundee.ac.uk). To know more detail and apply for this position, please go to the links


The deadline to applyis the 18th
April, 2017. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed afterward.