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06-28-1998, 09:36 PM
University of Twente

BMTI
Institute for Biomedical Technology

Vacancies for one POSTDOC and two Ph.D. STUDENTS
In the interdisciplinary research theme
----BIOMECHATRONICS----

vacancy 1:
DESIGN OF INTELLIGENT PROTHETIC SYSTEMS FOR RESTORATION OF MOBILITY
two and a half year POSTDOC position

vacancy 2:
INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN INTELLIGENT PROTHETIC SYSTEMS AND USERS
four year Ph.D. student position

Vacancy 3:
POSTURE CONTROL
four year Ph.D. student position

(descriptions: see below)
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REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS
For additional information regarding these vacancies you can contact dr.ir. Peter H. Veltink (tel. x31-
53-4892765, e-mail: P.H.Veltink@el.utwente.nl) or dr.ir. Bart Koopman (tel. x31-53-4892465; e-mail:
H.F.J.M.Kooman@wb.utwente.nl). Your written application, including a curriculum vitae and the
vacancy number, can be sent before 11 July 1998 to: drs. I. Bante, Managing Director BMTI,
University of Twente, P.O.Box 217, 7500 AE, Enschede, the Netherlands.

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INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (BMTI)
The Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI) coordinates and stimulates biomedical technological
research at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. This multidisciplinary research is
performed at the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Technology
and Technical Physics. BMTI also support these faculties and the Faculty of Computer Science in their
biomedical technological education. The BMTI has close cooperation with several medical research
groups both at local clinical centres (Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre and Medical Spectrum Twente)
and at Medical Faculties of several Universities. The BMTI and Biomedical research groups of the
Catholic University of Nijmegen, the University of Leiden and the Technological University of Delft
have joint their efforts in the interuniversity research school iBME (integrated BioMedical Engineering
for restoration of human function), which is headed by the University of Twente. More that 180
researchers are involved in these activities.

----BOMECHATRONICS----
The Biomechatronics research theme of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (BMTI) of the
University of Twente is directed towards the design of intelligent prosthetic systems for restoration of
mobility. This interdisciplinary theme is carried out by research teams of BMTI within the faculties of
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, in cooperation with several external partners.

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vacancy 1:
DESIGN OF INTELLIGENT PROTHETIC SYSTEMS FOR RESTORATION OF MOBILITY
two and a half year POSTDOC position
vacancy number: 1618/98/105

You will perform independent research in the area of INTELLIGENT PROTHETIC DEVEICES FOR
RESTORATION OF MOBILITY, which will lead to new developments in the design of these systems.
You will integrate the results of the other research projects within the Biomechatronics theme and
cooperate with external partners. Furthermore, you will assist in the supervision of Ph.D. and M.Sc.
students and contribute to the formulation of research proposals, to be submitted to external granting
agencies and industry. You are an enthousiastic academic and have a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences.
Knowledge of control engineering, robotics, information technology and mechanics are required, like
experience with Biomedical application of this knowledge. You perform well when working in a team
and have excellent communicative capacities. You will have a fulltime employment for a period of two
and a half year with the Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI). Your salary will be dependent on
your experience, minimally DFL (Dutch Guilders) 4711 and maximally DFL 8263 per month (before
tax).

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vacancy 2:
INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN INTELLIGENT PROTHETIC SYSTEMS AND USERS
four year Ph.D. student position
vacancy number: 1618/98/106

You will perform research in the area of INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN INTELLIGENT
PROTHETIC SYSTEMS AND USERS. The research questions concern the information capacity of
the interaction between artificial prosthetic system and user, coding of information exchange, physical
method of interaction, sensory feedback and learning by user and prosthetic system. You will finalize
your research with a Ph.D. thesis. You have an academic training at an M.Sc. level in a relevant
discipline, like Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Knowledge in the areas of information theory,
signal analysis and measurement technology is required. Knowledge in the area of neurophysiology
and human motor control is important. You have affinity with performing experimental studies with
human subjects, you perform well in a team and have good communicative capacities. You will have a
fulltime employment for a period of maximally four years with the Institute for Biomedical Technology
(BMTI).

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Vacancy 3:
POSTURE CONTROL
four year Ph.D. student position
vacancy number 1618/98/007

You will perform research in the area of POSTURE CONTROL of static and dynamic activities, like
standing and walking, in healthy persons and in persons with neuro-muscular diseases. You will
investigate the effect of affected performance of the human sensory, motor control and actuator
systems and artificial support systems for posture control. You will simulate and experimentally
identify models of human posture control. You will finalize your research with a Ph.D. thesis. You
have an academic training at an M.Sc. level in a relevant discipline, like Electrical or Mechanical
Engineering or Movement Sciences. Knowledge in the areas of control engineering, dynamic systems
and biomechanics are required. Knowledge in the area of human motor control is important. You have
affinity with performing experimental studies with human subjects, you perform well in a team and
have good communicative capacities. You will have a fulltime employment for a period of maximally
four years with the Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI).

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EXTRA PERSPECTIVES FOR Ph.D. STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
The University of Twente gives special attention to its Ph.D. students and has created good conditions
for your and our success. Working in a good international network is self-evident. We also provide a
broad education. We provide you with an extra package of conditions to support your development.
Furthermore, the University of Twente has recently raised the salaries for Ph.D. students with an
amount of DFL (Dutch Guilders) 8400 in the first year, DFL 6000 in the second year and DFL 3600 in
the third year, on top of a salary of DFL 2151 per month in the first year, upto DFL 3841 per month in
the fourth year (all amounts are before tax).

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