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05-22-2005, 07:43 PM
Institute of Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
Cardiff School of Engineering
Cardiff University

Sponsored by DePuy International
Opportunity to study for a PhD in Biomechanics starting this summer.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a 3- year PhD studentship at
the Institute of Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Cardiff School of
Engineering, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

The focus of current research is the study of human movement in orthopaedics,
trauma, sports and rehabilitation, with studies including:

biomechanical analysis of the knee, hip, shoulder and spine in conjunction with
the university orthopaedics department

investigation of the effect of orthopaedic implants on human movement to
understand and improve design and surgical instrumentation

development of software for biomechanical data processing and classification of
normal and osteoarthritic knee function

analysis of paediatric trauma and sports activities

The PhD study will involve biomechanical analyses of knee function, collection
of human data during a clinical trial with pre- and post-operative Total Knee
Replacement (TKR) patients, and the development of software to classify TKR
function for different knee designs and surgical procedures. The study is
supported by orthopaedic surgeons and DePuy International and is in
collaboration with an EPSRC funded research project to develop fluoroscopic
analysis techniques for accurate measurement of knee kinematics.

The Motion Analysis Laboratory is equipped with an 8-camera Qualisys motion
capture system, 2 six-component Bertec force plates; a high speed digital
imaging system which includes: 2 MOTIONeer cameras (1000fps), DV cameras and
SIMI motion software and an 8-Channel Bertec Electromyography system and 2 foot
Requirements of the position are a good Honours Degree, or equivalent, in
Engineering or a related field (e.g., Computer Science, Mathematics, and Sports
Science), good computer programming skills, excellent communication skills, and
an enthusiastic approach to working with patients during clinical trials. The
studentship is for a period of 3 years, with fees and student stipend funded by
DePuy International. Please note this studentship is open to UK and EU
applicants only.

Interested candidates should submit, by 19th June 2005, a CV and application
form, available from:
Cardiff School of Engineering Research Office
Tel: 00 44 (0)29 2087 0076
Please quote reference: DEPUY2005.

Informal enquiries may be made to:
Dr. Cathy Holt
Tel: 00 44 29 2087 4533

Dr Cathy Holt
Lecturer in Biomechanics
Cardiff School of Engineering
Queen's Buildings
The Parade
Newport Road
Cardiff CF24 3AA
tel 00 44 0(29) 2087 4533
fax 00 44 0(29) 2087 4939