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    We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Research Fellow to
    work on the EU Framework VI project Healthy Aims
    ( The successful candidate will be responsible for
    the development of software for use in the design and optimisation of
    control systems for FES (functional electrical stimulation). This will
    involve 3D modelling of the upper limb, optimisation of measurement
    and control algorithms, and pattern analysis. The main focus will be on
    the measurement and control of hand and arm motion in stroke patients
    with hemiplegia. You will be working in a small team including Dr Sibylle
    Thies, the bioengineer responsible for the biomechanics data collection
    and analysis, and the project leaders, Dr Laurence Kenney and
    Professor David Howard. You will also be collaborating closely with Dr
    J. Y. Goulermas, University of Liverpool
    ( There will be
    many opportunities to travel in the UK and Europe for liaison meetings
    with other project partners.

    You will be based in the Centre for Rehabilitation and Human
    Performance Research at the University of Salford
    (, which has a strong and
    rapidly growing research record in assistive devices for the disabled
    (including prosthetics, orthotics and FES), human movement modelling
    and analysis. Since 2000, the Centre has attracted over £2 million in
    external research grants, and published over 100 peer reviewed journal
    papers. The Centre is a lively place to work, with a membership that
    includes ~20 academic staff, ~7 Research Fellows, and ~25 research

    You should have a strong background in modelling, mathematical
    optimisation and/or pattern recognition / machine learning techniques,
    accompanied by computer programming experience. Experience with
    the application of these techniques to the analysis of human motion is
    desirable, but not essential. You will have a good first degree in a
    numerate scientific discipline, such as computer science, maths, physics,
    or engineering and a higher degree in an area related to this post, or
    equivalent relevant experience.

    If you require further information before applying, contact Dr Laurence
    Kenney informally (, tel: +44-161-295-
    2289). For further details and an application form visit the Personnel
    Division website and apply online at

    Alternatively please call 0044-161-295-2122 (24hrs) or e-mail quoting reference number HSC/18. CVs will
    not be accepted without a completed application form.

    Laurence Kenney PhD CSci,
    Senior Research Fellow,
    Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research,
    Brian Blatchford Building
    University of Salford,
    Salford. M6 6PU
    Tel: +44-161-295-2289
    Fax: +44-161-295-2668