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PhD Stipend in Biomechanics (No. 21-11012)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme “Biomedical Science and Engineering”. The stipend is open for appointment as from June 1, 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 150 scientific employees and has the main responsibility for more than 700 PhD, candidate and master students within Biomedical Engineering, Health Informatics, Medicine, Medicine with Industrial Specialization, Clinical Science and Technology, and Sports Science. More than 65 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department.

Job description

Research areas will be musculoskeletal modeling of the lower extremity, specifically the human ankle joint complex.

The PhD student will join the Physical Activity and Human Performance Group within the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction at the Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University. Currently the group consists of 2 Professors, 7 Associate Professors, 2 post-doctoral fellows. The group conducts research in six laboratories that comprise advanced facilities for human and clinical experiments as well as unique instrumentation and methodologies developed by the group.

Applicants will have successfully completed a Masters Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or Sport Sciences. They should have experience with movement analysis, electromyography and other biomechanical measurement techniques applied to human subjects. Fundamental knowledge in mechanical engineering, programming and musculoskeletal modeling is required.
The project is funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research (Det Frie Forskningsråd) and will be conducted in collaboration with the AnyBody Research Group/Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Aalborg University

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Uwe Kersting, Department of Health Science and Technology, phone: (+45) 9940 8094 , e-mail: uwek@hst.aau.dk concerning the technical aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Maj-Britt Trolle Ståhl, The Faculty of Medicine, email: mts@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7582.

The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: www.phd.ins.aau.dk and a Network for all PhD students: www.pau.aau.dk

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of October 1, 2008 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.


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