We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Research Fellow to
work on the EU Framework VI project Healthy Aims
(www.healthyaims.org). 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
(http://www.liv.ac.uk/eee/academicstaff/goulermas.htm). 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
(http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/crhpr/), 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 (l.p.j.kenney@salford.ac.uk, tel: +44-161-295-
2289). For further details and an application form visit the Personnel
Division website and apply online at www.personnel.salford.ac.uk.

Alternatively please call 0044-161-295-2122 (24hrs) or e-mail
Personnel@salford.ac.uk 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