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    Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, and Queen Mary's Hospital, London

    Starting date: Negotiable, but ideally January 2008

    The main research focus will be the area of kinematic models for gait analysis and applications of biofeedback and virtual reality in gait retraining. This will contribute to ongoing research in the area of gait rehabilitation, and will form part of collaborative work with colleagues at the Gait Laboratory in Queen Mary's Hospital.

    Candidates should have a strong engineering background, with excellent research and communication skills, and demonstrable knowledge in motion analysis tools and techniques. Additional knowledge and experience in movement rehabilitation and computer programming skills (e.g. Autodesk Maya/MotionBuilder, LabVIEW, MATLAB or similar) would be considered favourably. Applicants should hold at least an upper second class Honours degree, although a Masters level qualification in a relevant area would be preferable.

    A 3.5 year studentship will be made available to the successful applicant. The studentship includes fees, research costs, a bursary of approximately £14000 per annum (with an annual inflation-based increase), and travel/conference support. For funding reasons only UK applicants, or EU individuals who have lived for more than 3 years in the UK, will be eligible for the full studentship.

    The Centre for Biomedical Engineering is an established activity in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, with interests covering a broad range of research and teaching programmes. Currently, these bring together over 30 members of staff and research students. An extensive network of clinical links also supports the work of the Centre.

    The Gait Laboratory at Queen Mary's Hospital is part of the Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre, and offers routine clinical gait and electrical stimulation services as well as undertaking training and research projects in these areas.

    For application enquiries and application forms, please contact Ms Janette Redman
    Candidates should include a CV and a personal statement when they return the application form.

    For more information on the project, please contact Dr Salim Ghoussayni

    Closing date for applications is the 31st October 2007.