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05-23-2007, 02:57 AM
Centre for Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Surrey, and Queen Mary's Hospital, London

Starting date: Negotiable, but ideally September 2007

The main research focus will be the area of kinematic models for gait analysis and biofeedback for gait retraining. This will contribute to ongoing research in the area of gait rehabilitation, and will form part of collaborative work with colleagues at the Gait Laboratory in Queen Mary's Hospital.

Candidates should have a strong engineering background, with excellent research and communication skills, and demonstrable knowledge in motion analysis tools and techniques. Additional knowledge and experience in movement rehabilitation and computer programming skills (e.g. LabVIEW and MATLAB or similar) would be considered favourably. Applicants should hold at least an upper second class Honours degree, although a Masters level qualification in a relevant area would be preferable.

A 3.5 year studentship will be made available to the successful applicant. The studentship includes fees, research costs, a bursary of approximately 14000 per annum, and travel/conference support. For funding reasons only UK applicants, or EU individuals who have lived for more than 3 years in the UK, will be eligible for the full studentship.

The Centre for Biomedical Engineering is an established activity in the School of Engineering with interests covering a broad range of research and teaching programmes. Currently, these bring together over 30 members of staff and research students. An extensive network of clinical links also supports the work of the Centre.

The Gait Laboratory at Queen Mary's Hospital is part of the Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre, and offers routine clinical gait and electrical stimulation services as well as undertaking training and research projects in these areas.

For application enquiries and application forms, please contact Penny Briggs p.briggs@surrey.ac.uk

Candidates should include a CV and a personal statement when they return the application form.

For more information on the project, please contact Dr Salim Ghoussayni s.ghoussayni@surrey.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is the 31st May 2007.

Salim Ghoussayni
Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Duke of Kent Building
University of Surrey