View Full Version : Ph.D. student vacancy in EU-training and mobility of researchersnetwork project NEUROS

12-09-1996, 07:30 PM
Dear colleagues

Included I send you a vacancy announcement for a Ph.D. student position =
at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Twente (3 =
years) and University of Aalborg (1 year)
in the area of "muscle dynamics in neuromuscular prostheses".

This Ph.D. student project is part of the network project NEUROS, =
subsidized by the European Union as part of the Training and Mobility of =
Researchers program.
In order to stimulate mobility of researchers, this program requires =
that only foreign researchers from within the European Union can be =
employed under this program.

We would like to fill in this vacancy as soon as possible.

Please post this vacancy announcement in your group and bring it under =
the attention of potential candidates.
Also, please spread it to anyone who may be interested or could spread =
the vacancy announcement further.

Thank you very much for your help

Sincerely Yours

Peter H. Veltink

Ph.D. student vacancy announcement:

Ph.D. student vacancy
in EU funded Training and Mobility of Researchers project NEUROS
Research School integrated Biomedical Engineering (iBME)

Research subject: Muscle Dynamics in Neuromuscular Prostheses

Start date: as soon as possible
Nationality: EU-citizen, non-Dutch, (non-Danish) (requirement within the =
Training and Mobility of Researchers program)

3 year: University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
1 year: University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark

Within the EU funded project NEUROS a Ph.D. student position is =
available for=20
research into the dynamics of artificially stimulated muscles and its =
implications for=20
neuromuscular prostheses for restoration of mobility in spinal cord =
injured (SCI)=20
individuals. Previous research indicate that important stimulation and =
length history=20
effects occur in the muscle dynamics in artificially stimulated rat =
muscles (Huijing et=20
al.). The subject of this Ph.D. research is:
to investigate whether these effects also occur in human paralyzed =
muscles which=20
are electrically stimulated
to investigate the implications of muscle dynamics for control of =
mobility in SCI-
individuals using neuromuscular stimulation.
to develop adequate models of muscle dynamics, of which the parameters =
can be=20
identified, and determine how these models can be used in the control of =

In total a 4 year Ph.D. student position is available: 3 years of the =
research will be=20
performed at the University of Twente (UT), Enschede, the Netherlands, 1 =
year of=20
research will be performed at Aalborg University Centre (AUC), Aalborg, =
Employment will be 3 year at UT and 1 year at AUC. Ph.D. will be under =
responsibility of the research school Integrated Biomedical Engineering =
(iBME) in=20
which is headed by UT.
The Ph.D. student will be supervised by: Dr.ir. P.H. Veltink, Prof.dr. =
P. Huijing and=20
Prof.dr. T. Sinkjaer.

NEUROS is a project in the EU Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) =

program. The project is carried out in a network of 10 European research =
institutes in=20
the area of Neuromuscular Sensing and Control. In order to increase =
mobility of=20
researchers foreign EU citizens can only be employed within TMR projects

For information:
- Contact dr.ir. P.H. Veltink, tel. +31-53-4892765; fax +31-53-4892287; =
P.H.Veltink@el.utwente.nl; address: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, =
of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands.
- inspect www: http://www.utwente.nl/bmti/tmr.html
inspect www: http://www-bio.el.utwente.nl/research/signals/fes.html.

If you are interested in the position: please send your letter + =
Curriculum Vitae to=20
Dr.ir. Peter H. Veltink, at his address / e-mail specified above.