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  • PhD position Biomechanics - Modeling of CP gait

    In the research project titled 'Computational Modeling of Crouch Gait in
    Children with Cerebral Palsy' starting 11/2006 a PhD position is
    available that will focus mainly on the computational aspects of the
    project. The aim is to estimate the time histories of leg-muscle forces
    for healthy and CP children and to draw conclusions regarding functions
    of individual lower-limb muscles during normal and crouched gait.

    Requirements: Candidates should possess a Master's Degree in Mechanical
    Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
    Preliminary experience in computational biomechanics and
    Fortran/C/Matlab programming will be considered favorably.

    The PhD students will be co-supervised for their theses by Prof.
    Gfoehler, Vienna, and Prof. Pandy, Melbourne.

    The project is a joint project of the Institute of Engineering Design
    and Logistics Engineering, Vienna University of Technology (Prof. Margit
    Gfoehler), the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
    (Prof. Marcus Pandy) and the Orthopedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Ing.
    Mag. Andreas Kranzl, Dr. Walter Strobl).

    The project is funded by the Austrian Research Foundation FWF, salary
    for the PhD students is 30.150 Euro/year total including taxes,
    insurance etc.

    Interested candidates should send their application in English including
    a complete CV and an accompanying letter detailing the candidate's
    motivations, his or her previous experience, and relevant skills,
    preferably by email to:

    Margit Gfoehler, PhD
    Institute for Engineering Design and Logistics Engineering
    Research Group for Machine Elements and Rehabilitation Engineering
    Vienna University of Technology
    Getreidemarkt 9/307/3
    A-1060 Vienna, Austria

    tel.: ++43 1 58801 30615
    fax: ++43 1 58801 30699