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ijonkers92
04-07-2011, 04:50 PM
PHD position at K.U. Leuven (Belgium) - Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science: Neuromuscular Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory.

We currently have an opening for a PHD student in the area of musculoskeletal modeling and calculation of musculoskeletal loading at the hip joint in subjects pre- and post- total hip replacement surgery. This work expands on previously published work of our group (Lenaerts G, 2006, 2008, 2009). In the current multidisciplinary study, we want to further explore the relation between gait deviations and implant loading in a large cohort of patients treated at the University hospitals Leuven during a prospective follow-up study. For this we will expand upon currently available expertise on image -based musculoskeletal modeling and dynamic simulations of gait.

Candidates should have a masterís degree in human movement science, physiotherapy or biomedical engineering with a strong interest in biomechanics. Applications of students obtaining their degree in summer 2011 will be considered.

Tentative starting date: July 1st, 2011. Funding is available for a four year period.

Please email your CV and expression of interest to ilse.jonkers@faber.kuleuven.be before May 30th, 2011.