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Brian Umberger
09-27-2005, 01:18 AM
Doctoral Assistantship at University of Kentucky

We are seeking a highly motivated graduate student to pursue a Ph.D. in
biomechanics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. The focus
of this position will be on using musculoskeletal modeling and computer
simulation to better understand risk factors for ACL injury. The
position is funded through Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, but
applicants are not required to be physical therapists.

The research setting is a collaborative environment that involves basic
and clinical scientists working in well equipped research and clinical
facilities. University resources available to the student will include
the Biodynamics Laboratory, Musculoskeletal Laboratory, and Center for
Computational Sciences.

Students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., biomechanics, biomedical
engineering, mechanical engineering, kinesiology, anatomy) are
encouraged to apply, but greatest consideration will be given to
individuals with strong backgrounds in any of the following areas:
modeling and simulation, computer programming, mechanics, mathematics,
anatomy, and experimental biomechanics. Applicants must have completed a
masterís degree in a relevant field of study for admission to the Ph.D.

This is a 12-month position and includes a competitive stipend, tuition
coverage, and basic health insurance. The start date for this
assistantship is August 2006. Interested individuals should contact Dr.
Brian Umberger (umberger@uky.edu) for more information.

Brian Umberger, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA
ph: 1.859.257.1098
fx: 1.859.323.1090