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Margaret Aitken
04-26-2001, 07:01 PM
Hi There

Dr Carlos Wigderowitz our Research Director has asked that the following
advert be placed -


PhD Studentship in Rehabilitation Technology/Bioengineering
Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
University of Dundee

A PhD Studenship is available to investigate the interactions which take
place between the main seated postural variables including hip angle,
knee angle, pelvic orientation and spinal configuration.

Pilot projects have established the feasibility of this study, using a
Vicon gait analysis system and associated instrumentation. Further test
equipment requires to be designed. The subsequent experimental work
will primarily involve able-bodied people and will require extensive
data analysis.

This project has applications in improving seating design and the
clinical provision of postural support for people with disabilities.

The project is based in Tayside Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Technology
Centre, which is one of the leading NHS Centres for the provision of
seating.

The Studentship is for a full-time position for a 3-year period. It will
be consistent with ESPRC rates.

Candidates should have a 1st or 2nd class Hons degree in Engineering,
Physics, Maths or related subjects. Experience in Bioengineering would
be beneficial.

Applicants should sent a CV with covering letter to Dr Geoff Bardsley,
TORT Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY,
Scotland, UK
Email address - geoff@tortc.tuht.scot.nhs.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications - 18th May 2001.


I hope this is enough information - please do not hesitate to contact me
should you require anything further.

regards

Margaret
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Margaret E Aitken
Personal Assistant to Professor D I Rowley
University Dept of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Dundee DD1 9SY
Tel +44 1382 425746
Fax +44 1382 496200

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