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02-27-1997, 03:57 AM
Ph.D. student vacancy (alternatively postdoc vacancy): Muscle dynamics in Neuromuscular protheses


REMARK: We prefer to attract a Ph.D. student for this vacancy, although reactions of researchers interested in a 1.5 year Postdoc position in this area are also sollicited

Muscle Dynamics in Neuromuscular Prostheses
EU funded Training and Mobility of Researchers project NEUROS
Research School integrated Biomedical Engineering (iBME)

Start date: as soon as possible
Nationality: EU-citizen, non-Dutch

3 year: University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
1 year: University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark (this year is only possible for non-Danish citizen)

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

In total a 4 year Ph.D. student position is available: 3 years of the research will be performed at the University of Twente (UT), Enschede, the Netherlands, 1 year of research will be performed at Aalborg University Centre (AUC), Aalborg, Denmark. Employment will be 3 year at UT and 1 year at AUC. Ph.D. will be under the responsibility of the research school Integrated Biomedical Engineering (iBME) in which is headed by UT.
The Ph.D. student will be supervised by: Dr.ir. P.H. Veltink, Prof.dr. P. Huijing and 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 the area of Neuromuscular Sensing and Control. In order to increase mobility of 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; e-mail: P.H.Veltink@el.utwente.nl; address: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University 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 Dr.ir. Peter H. Veltink, at his address / e-mail specified above.