A PhD studentship is available at the Centre for Biophysical and Clinical
Research into Human Movement of the Department of Exercise & Sport Science,
Manchester Metropolitan University, for EU Citizens only, to work on the
following project:

Examination of the effect of growth on a) structural, mechanical and
functional properties of muscles and tendons in humans under in vivo
conditions and b) locomotory function. Dynamometry, real-time
ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and electromyography will be
used to determine the tensile properties of major locomotory tendons and the
force-length and force-velocity properties of the respective in-series
muscles in volunteers of age 10-25 years old (see Maganaris, Acta Physiol.
Scand. 172, 279-285, 2001; Maganaris, J. Biomech. 35, 1019-1027, 2002).
Locomotory function will be assessed through kinematic, kinetic and in vivo
muscle-tendon behaviour analyses during locomotory tasks such as walking,
stepping up and stepping down (see Fukunaga et al., Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B
268, 229-233, 2001).

Interested candidates should send a current CV to:
C.N.Maganaris@mmu.ac.uk or

Further details about the Research Centre and the laboratory facilities are

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