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03-04-2010, 06:21 PM
PhD Opportunity at The University of Western Australia

The School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at the University of
Western Australia are seeking applications from recent graduates in
biomedical engineering, exercise science or equivalent with an Honours
Degree (2A or Higher), Masters Degree, or equivalent to undertake full-time
research towards a PhD degree. Assoc Prof David Lloyd and colleagues have
been successful in securing continued Australian National Health and Medical
Research Council funding to study the relationship between mechanics of gait
and the development of knee osteoarthritis in people with ACL
reconstruction. The candidate will work in a team of post doctoral fellows
and other PhD students.

The PhD candidate position can commence in April-June 2010, and offers a
SIRF grant (to cover tuition fees) with an annual living stipend of $26,000
(tax free), for a period of 3.5 years. Applicants can be Australian or
International Students. A background in gait analysis, biomechanics and/or
orthopaedics is desirable, with some proven research experience.

The School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health has a long established
record in the area of Neuromusculo-Skeletal Biomechanics and is one of the
premier departments of its type internationally. The research by Assoc Prof
David Lloyd and colleagues is involved with understanding outcome paths
after knee replacement surgery, factors involved in the development and
prevention of knee osteoarthritis, and the causation and prevention of knee
injury. The biomechanics group is exceptionally well equipped with 2 motion
analysis laboratories each with a Vicon MX motion analysis system, AMTI and
Kistler force plates, multi channel EMG systems, Biodex Isokinetic
Dynamometers, Ultrasound and high performance workstations. Software
packages used in the group are SIMM, OpenSim, Mimics Image Analysis suite,
Matlab, Body Builder, with C/C++ and Fortran compilers for custom
programming. Mechanical and electronic technical support staff are available
for equipment development.

For more information about this position please contact Assoc Prof David
Lloyd, dlloyd@cyllene.uwa.edu.au, +61 8
6488 3919 or +61 428 911 227.

Assoc Prof David Lloyd (PhD)

School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health

University of Western Australia, M408

35 Stirling Hwy

Crawley, WA, 6009

Ph: +61 8 6488 3919

Fax: +61 8 6488 1039

Email: dlloyd@cyllene.uwa.edu.au