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cnester23
08-14-2006, 08:24 PM
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ANY RECENT GRADUATES
LOOKING TO UNDERTAKE A PHD RELATED TO THE
DEVELOPMENT OF MOTION CAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES.

Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK.

PhD Scholarship - Tuition fees paid (at UK/EU student levels) plus
12,300 per annum (for 3 years, rising annually with inflation) See:
www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/crhpr

The Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research is
working with a leading manufacturer of motion capture technology
to develop a new system for use in routine clinical gait analysis.
The new motion capture system should involve as few cameras as
possible, as few markers as possible, require no specialist
knowledge for set up or use, and accommodate known variations
between operators, such as skin marker placement. It needs to be
easy to use in a hospital or other clinical setting where space and
time are often in short supply.

The PhD will tackle the problem of maximising accuracies whilst
minimising the number of cameras, the number of markers, and the
care with which these need to be set up and calibrated.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong
commitment to research and a willingness to work with academic
and industry partners. He/she should have a good first degree in
Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related subject.
The skills required include: applied mathematics, ideally relating to
3D geometry and motion analysis; programming using MatLab or
a similar applications language; and experience in the planning
and execution of experimental work. He/she should have the
ability to work independently and systematically to solve technical
problems whilst keeping focused on the overall project objectives.

The project and PhD will be jointly supervised by Professor David
Howard and Dr Christopher Nester. Please make contact with Dr
Nester in the first instance to discuss your application
(c.j.nester@salford.ac.uk).

ACTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

1) Applicants should complete a post graduate application form
(available from http://www.pg.salford.ac.uk/pdfs/PGR-app.pdf)
ignoring sections 6, 7, 8, and 9.

2) Applicants should also send a detailed CV and a personal
statement indicating why they feel they are qualified to undertake
this research project (maximum 2 sides of A4).

All applications must be submitted to Dr Christopher Nester
(c.j.nester@salford.ac.uk) by Friday August 25th 2006.

Please make contact with Dr Christopher Nester in the first
instance to discuss your application (c.j.nester@salford.ac.uk).

Interviews will be held in ealry September 2006. Interviews will be at
the University of Salford or via video conference. Applications are
welcome from all countries but tution fees are fixed at the rate for
UK/EU students.

Many thanks
Dr Chris Nester
c.j.nester@salford.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Nester BSc PhD Senior Research Fellow Brian
Blatchford Building School of Health Care Professions Centre for
Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research University of
Salford Salford M6 6PU England
http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/crhpr/
http://www.realprof.eu.com TEL:0161 295 2275 FAX:0161 295 2668
Dr Christopher Nester BSc PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Brian Blatchford Building
School of Health Care Professions
Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
University of Salford
Salford
M6 6PU
England
http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/crhpr/
http://www.realprof.eu.com
TEL:0161 295 2275
FAX:0161 295 2668