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07-29-2009, 11:52 PM
EPSRC Industrial CASE Award PhD Studentship (Full Time; 3.5 years)
COLLABORATION BETWEEN IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON AND BRITISH INTERNATIONAL ROWING

We invite applications for this unique research collaboration between the Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering at Imperial College London and British International Rowing. Applicants should have a least a first class or upper second class degree in a subject related to bioengineering, human performance or rehabilitation sciences to undertake a PhD research programme in the area of elite biomechanical performance and modelling. The project will involve interactions with Olympic level coaches and athletes and as a CASE award will include working with the sport directly. This project will build upon a long standing collaboration and research programme further details of which are available below.

This project will include:

measuring kinematics and kinetics of rowing on an ergometer and obtaining measures of muscle function

apply the data above to mathematical models of spinal function

instrumentation and design

the application of study finding to the training environment.

Because of the breadth of skills required, some of which the applicant will have to develop, the applicant should be highly personally motivated, with the ability to study independently. In addition, the applicant should be an exceptional communicator able to work together with a larger team. This larger team includes the Imperial College academic team as well as the British International Rowing coaching and medical team.

A stipend and fees for 3 years will be awarded. Students must satisfy the eligibility criteria, including UK or EU residence for three or more years
To find out more about research at Imperial in this area, follow this link:
http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/sora/biosurg/performance/biodynamics/
http://www.bg.ic.ac.uk/research/musculoskeletalmechanics/
For information on how to apply please follow this link http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/howtoapply

For further details of the post contact Dr Alison McGregor (a.mcgregor@imperial.ac.uk, + 44 (0) 20 8383 8831) or Dr Anthony Bull (a.bull@imperial.ac.uk, +44(0) 207 594 5186. Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae to Dr McGregor on the above e-mail address. Suitable candidates will be required to complete an electronic application form at Imperial College London in order for their qualifications to be addressed by College Registry.
Closing date: 31st August 2009, interview date 21st September 2009