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01-07-2008, 10:15 PM
In the research project titled 'Computational Modeling of Crouch Gait
in Children with Cerebral Palsy' a PhD position is available that will
focus mainly on the computational aspects of the project. The aim is to
estimate the time histories of leg-muscle forces for healthy and CP
children and to draw conclusions regarding functions of individual
lower-limb muscles during normal and crouched gait.

Requirements: Candidates should possess a Master's Degree in Mechanical
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
Preliminary experience in computational biomechanics and
Fortran/C/Matlab programming will be considered favorably.

The PhD students will be co-supervised for their theses by Prof.
Gfoehler, Vienna, and Prof. Pandy, Melbourne.

The project is a joint project of the Institute of Engineering Design
and Logistics Engineering, Vienna University of Technology (Prof. Margit
Gfoehler), the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
(Prof. Marcus Pandy) and the Orthopedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Ing.
Mag. Andreas Kranzl, Dr. Walter Strobl).

The project is funded by the Austrian Research Foundation FWF, salary
for the PhD students is 30.150 Euro/year total including taxes,
insurance etc.

Interested candidates should send their application in English including
a complete CV and an accompanying letter detailing the candidate's
motivations, his or her previous experience, and relevant skills,
preferably by email to: margit.gfoehler@tuwien.ac.at.

Margit Gfoehler, PhD
Institute for Engineering Design and Logistics Engineering
Research Group for Machine Elements and Rehabilitation Engineering
Vienna University of Technology
Getreidemarkt 9/307/3
A-1060 Vienna, Austria

tel.: ++43 1 58801 30615
fax: ++43 1 58801 30699
email: margit.gfoehler@tuwien.ac.at