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01-24-2011, 03:15 PM
The program in Exercise Science at the University of Kentucky is seeking a highly motivated student interested in pursuing a PhD in biomechanics. Applicants should have a personal interest in biomechanics, and lower extremity injuries. The person in this position will be working directly with Brian Noehren PT, Ph.D. and Robert Shapiro Ph.D. on projects related to lower extremity injury biomechanics.

1. MS in biomechanics or bioengineering
2. Previous experience in research is helpful.
3. Previous experience in programming in Labview and Matlab is desired.
4. Good computer skills.
5. Good oral and written communication skills.
6. Interest in mentoring graduate students
7. A strong work ethic and desire to learn

Laboratory: The Biodynamics Laboratory at the University of Kentucky currently has 15 eagle motion analysis cameras and multiple force plates including an instrumented treadmill. Additional equipment includes: a metabolic cart, a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer, numerous computing facilities, Matlab, Labview, SIMM and Visual 3D. The lab has a close relationship with the School of Medicine and many possibilities exist for research involving imaging and other experimental techniques. The lab is very active with several masters and doctoral students using the lab space for a variety of projects.

The position includes a 9 month stipend, as well as a tuition waiver for fall and spring semesters and health insurance. Interested students can find information regarding the PhD in Exercise Science through our website at (http://education.uky.edu/KHP/content/biomechanics-phd). In addition, details on how to apply for the position can be found at http://education.uky.edu/KHP/content/graduate-applications#Procedures.

Lexington is a beautiful city situated in the rolling foot hills of the bluegrass region of Kentucky. There are numerous outdoor activities ranging from climbing to caving and kayaking, all within an hourís drive. Lexington also has a rich cultural environment with a strong arts and music scene. Additionally, Lexington benefits from a very reasonable cost of living and temperate weather.

If interested in a funded research assistantship please email a letter of interest which specifies strengths for this position and resume to:

Brian Noehren, PT, PhD,
Assistant Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
University of Kentucky
College of Health Sciences
Room 204D, CTW Building
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
*Office: (859) 323-1100 Ext. 80581
*E-Mail: b.noehren@.uky.edu