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08-16-2002, 02:08 AM
Research Assistant in Biomechanics at Imperial College London
BioDynamics Research Laboratory
A position is available at the BioDynamics Laboratory at Imperial College
London under the joint supervision of Dr. Alison McGregor (link 1) and Dr.
Anthony Bull (link 2). The post will be jointly held by the departments of
Musculoskeletal Surgery and Bioengineering.
The laboratory is part of the Musculoskeletal Surgery Department at Imperial
College and is part of a college-wide BioDynamics collaborative research
team looking at treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions,
injury mechanisms and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions. This
involves a close collaboration with other groups, notably the biomechanics
laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (link 3).
The main thrust of the project is the analysis and understanding of
kinematics and mechanics of the body, particularly the spine and pelvis
during rowing and will involve close collaboration with the athletes,
coaches and medical staff involved in the sport of rowing. Imperial College
Boat Club is of high national standing and currently boasts Olympic
champions as well as many other national squad athletes.
This project will comprise of an extension to the current biomechanical
research into rowing technique and will include the instrumentation of a
rowing ergometer (load cells, strain gauges, computer programming in C/C++)
and the development of on-line software for detailed kinematic analysis and
biofeedback. This measurement system will then be used to measure and
describe the kinematics of rowing for a larger number of athletes.
The second part of the project will be the area in which the applicant will
have most expertise: in mechanics, numerical techniques and biomechanics.
This will consist of modelling the human body during the rowing activity in
order to look at loading on the spine. It is anticipated that the applicant
will work on both areas in parallel.
The project is funded through The Henley Royal Regatta Stewards Trusts and
is a collaborative grant with British International Rowing and UK Sport. The
project will run for three years and the post is funded in the first
instance for one year.
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Link 2:
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Further details of the project and the application form are available from:
Anthony Bull, ARC Lecturer,
Dept of Bioengineering,
Sir Leon Bagrit Centre,
Imperial College, London, SW7 2BX
Tel 0044 20 7594 5186
Fax 0044 20 7584 6897
Email: a.bull@imperial.ac.uk
Closing date: 20 September 2002
The College is committed to Equality of Opportunity

Anthony M J Bull BEng ACGI DIC PhD CEng MIMechE
ARC Lecturer
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College
London SW7 2BX
tel: +44 20 7594 5186
fax: +44 870 125 4985
email: a.bull@imperial.ac.uk

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