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mcreaby54
09-25-2005, 03:08 PM
The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne are currently seeking applicants for full-time PhD student to commence in early 2006. The successful candidate will work within the internationally renowned research group on knee osteoarthritis & bone. This project will focus on the role of tibial bone changes in OA with the use of new technologies. Applicants from a variety of backgrounds including Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Medical science, and Bioengineering are encouraged to apply.

Applicants eligible for Australian Postgraduate Awards (Australian & New Zealand citizens), International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (International applicants) or self-funded applicants will be considered. Scholarship recipients will be eligible for financial support up to $25,000 tax free per year for the 3 years of the research program and coverage of tuition fees. Scholarships are highly competitive and will only be awarded to those with a record of academic excellence. Please refer to the scholarship website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/pgrad/

The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine was established in October 2000. It is a multidisciplinary centre combining high calibre researchers with experienced clinicians from the disciplines of physiotherapy, medicine, science and exercise science and has a number of internationally recognised clinical associates and research collaborators. The Centre occupies a dedicated two-storey building on the edge of the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne, just north of the city centre. A state-of-the-art movement research laboratory resides on the ground floor; facilities include a six camera Vicon motion analysis system, three force plates, fine-wire and surface EMG, Isokinetic dynamometers, ultrasound and accelerometry systems. Off-site facilities include MRI, DEXA & bone scanning systems.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Kim Bennell. Tel: +61 3 8344 4135; email: k.bennell@unimelb.edu.au
web: http://www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au/chesm/index.html