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    PhD Scholarship In Motor Control

    Health and Sports Science

    School of Medical Sciences


    Opportunities exist for highly motivated science or engineering
    graduates to contribute to an ARC funded research program in the field
    of human motor control. The successful applicant/s will be expected to
    have experience and research interests in areas relevant to a project
    entitled " The implications of resistance training for the control of
    movement", and will work in close collaboration with the Chief
    Investigator, Dr. Tim Carroll.

    The primary objective of this project is to generate basic knowledge
    about the impact of resistance training exercises on nervous system
    function. It is anticipated that the research will also yield practical
    information relevant to the design of injury prevention and
    rehabilitation programs. The main experimental techniques that will be
    employed include fine wire and surface electromyography (EMG),
    transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation (TMS & TES), and
    peripheral nerve stimulation.

    Essential Criteria: The successful applicant/s will have an honours or
    masters degree in exercise science, physiology, neuroscience,
    engineering or related discipline, and a strong background in human
    motor control, neurophysiology, or biomechanics. Solid information
    processing skills are expected (i.e. detailed understanding of the
    Windows operating system, capacity for sophisticated use of word
    processing, spreadsheet and drawing packages). Excellent written and
    verbal communication skills are essential.

    Desirable Criteria: An interest in resistance training. Prior experience
    with electromyography and peripheral or transcranial stimulation.
    Capacity for software development in the Matlab and Labview
    environments. Experience in signal processing.

    Salary: $17,609 pa (tax exempt).

    Preferred starting date: As soon as possible.

    Duration of positions: funding is available for up to 3 years, with a
    possibility of further extension.

    Please direct initial enquiries via e-mail to:
    Dr Tim Carroll

    Timothy J Carroll PhD

    Health and Sports Science
    School of Medical Sciences
    LG02M Wallace Wurth Building
    The University of New South Wales
    Sydney 2052 Australia
    Tel: +61 2 9385 8709
    Fax: +61 2 9385 1059
    0422 151 556

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