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05-13-2008, 01:23 AM
A funded PhD studentship is available in the Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group at Loughborough University for a project entitled:
Limitations to synchronization and timing of coordinated movements in sport
Students with a background in either: physics, engineering, computer science, biology, mathematics, or cognitive sciences are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be expected to have experience with experimental protocols and some level of computer programming.

Summary of project.
Coordinated movement is critical not only to sports technique and performance but to daily living and as such represents a fundamental area of research. However, in sport and elite performance the level of coordination needed can be the limiting factor that decides between success and injury. This project will involve investigating a range of coordination tasks: starting with simple pressing tasks, moving to single phase multi-joint tasks; then multiple limb and finally whole body tasks, to determine the limitations to synchronization and timing of coordinated movements. These will be assessed with and without fatigue and with extra loading on the muscular system. Both experimental methods, force, motion analysis and EMG measurements, and computer simulations, including research into perturbations and robustness, will be utilised.

Informal enquiries should be made to:
Dr Matt Pain (email M.T.G.Pain@lboro.ac.uk or tel. 01509 226327)
Dr Mike Hiley (email M.J.Hiley@lboro.ac.uk or tel. 01509 226373)

Employer: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences,
Location: Loughborough University
Bursary: Stipend (12,900) and tuition fees at UK/EU rate
Duration of Contract: 3 years full-time

Closing Date: 6 June 2008
Interview Date: 20 June 2008

Contact Details: For further details about the studentships available and
application procedures please visit our website.
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sses/

For general enquiries please contact:
Jo Bebb (J.E.Bebb@lboro.ac.uk, tel. 01509 226323)

About the Employer:
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough
University, Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 3TU
Employer Website: www.lboro.ac.uk



Matthew Pain, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Sports Biomechanics
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Loughborough University
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
UK
P: +44 (0) 1509 226327
F: +44 (0) 1509 226301
E: m.t.g.pain@lboro.ac.uk
W: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sses