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vhatzitaki43
03-02-2008, 05:51 PM
PhD position

Department of Physical Education and Exercise Sciences

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of sensory motor control. The successful applicant will join a thriving research environment to study visuo-motor adaptation, posture and balance, rehabilitation and ageing. The appointed researcher will work as part of a training network that brings together leading researchers in industry and academia from across Europe (France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK). This offers exciting opportunities for advanced training, collaboration with international centres of excellence, travel, interdisciplinary exchange and industrial secondments. More information about the network can be found here: www.optimaldecisions.org



The successful candidate will be based in the Motor Control and Learning Laboratory at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki that is equipped with state-of-the art motion analysis and force platform systems. The team works in close collaboration with the Institute of Telematics and Informatics of CERTH (Centre of Research and Technology Hellas) which provides access to virtual, augmented and mixed reality systems, haptic force feedback applications and the opportunity to work on visual simulations and modeling.



Candidates should hold (or expect) a good undergraduate degree (equivalent of at least a 2.1 in UK system) or Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Exercise Sciences). Candidates should be numerate and comfortable learning computer programming and the use of advanced software for behavioral and motion tracking data analysis. Above all, candidates should be enthusiastic to learn new techniques and to contribute to new experiments.

Salaries will be paid at rates set by the European Commission. Applications are welcome from overseas students as well as EU nationals. Positions start on 1st October 2008.

Informal enquiries and requests for further details should be addressed to Dr Vassilia Hatzitaki: vaso1@phed.auth.gr





To apply you will need to send the following by 31st March 2008:

(1) A copy of your CV

(2) A sample of some recent written work (1000 words or so)

(3) A couple of paragraphs outlining:

- Your research interests

- What you are looking for in a PhD position

- Why you would like to study in Thessaloniki and be part of the CODDE network

- Your longer term career goals

(4) A completed equal opportunities questionnaire



In line with current EC policy, we particularly encourage applicants from women. All applicants will be accorded equal opportunities irrespective of ethnicity or gender.