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nreeves81
03-07-2011, 09:06 AM
MSc by Research Studentship: Biomechanics of Gait in People with Diabetes
Manchester Metropolitan University - Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health

Applications are invited for a one-year fully funded MSc by Research degree studentship at the internationally renowned Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health (www.irm.mmu.ac.uk). The project will investigate lower limb strength and the biomechanics of gait in people with diabetes. Experimental techniques will include kinematic assessment using a motion capture system, measurement of electromyographic activity and the assessment of muscular strength using an isokinetic dynamometer. The project will be performed in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the Manchester Diabetes Centre.

Applicants should have a good first degree in the allied health professions, sport/exercise science, biomedical engineering or in another relevant area. Applicants should have good written and communication skills and be competent working with research participants and patient populations. Previous research experience is highly desirable. Some previous work in the area of diabetes would also be an advantage, although is not essential.

The studentship is only available to Home and EU candidates and will be awarded on a competitive basis. It will incorporate full-time tuition fees (approx. £3,500 p.a.) and a subsistence bursary (£9,400 p.a.) for 12 months. Candidates should submit their application using the Manchester Metropolitan University’s application form to study for a postgraduate research degree, found at:
www.red.mmu.ac.uk/?pageparent=4&page_id=147
The reference ‘MSC/NR550’ should be quoted on the application.

The closing date for applications is 28th March 2011. The anticipated start date is between May and July 2011.

For informal enquiries regarding the studentship please contact Dr. Neil Reeves (N.Reeves@mmu.ac.uk).