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    PhD Scholarship Award in the Neuroscience of Postural Control
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
    University of Birmingham

    Drs Raymond Reynolds and Martin Lakie invite applications for a PhD
    Scholarship Award to investigate the sensorimotor basis of voluntary sway
    control. Although standing perfectly still is impossible, postural sway can
    be significantly reduced by voluntary exertion. The project will
    investigate the role of visual, vestibular and proprioceptive feedback in
    voluntary sway control. Sensory perturbation will be induced by electrical
    stimulation of the vestibular nerve, muscle vibration and visual occlusion.
    The resulting sway responses will be measured by electromagnetic motion
    tracking, force platform responses and EMG. The ideal candidate will have a
    background in neuroscience, physiology or psychology and an interest in
    human motor control. Good IT skills would be an advantage. A willingness to
    acquire new skills and knowledge is essential. Further details or informal
    inquiries should be addressed Dr Raymond Reynolds (
    The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham
    provides an excellent infrastructure and intellectually stimulating
    environment that supports high quality research. As part of the School's
    commitment to research excellence, it is offering several PhD Scholarship
    awards this year. The awards are for three years and have an approximate
    annual value of £8000 plus fees (note that the scholarships only cover EU
    student fees due to funding constraints). The starting date is aimed at
    October 2008, although programmes of study commencing at a later date will
    be considered in exceptional circumstances. We require that applicants have
    a good Honours degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent) and an English
    qualification (e.g., GCSE, IELTS etc.). Applications to the School of Sport
    and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, should be completed on-
    line at:
    The closing date for the application is the 30th April 2008.
    General enquiries should be directed to Dr. M. Edwards, Postgraduate
    Admissions Tutor ( or to Val Queeley, Admissions
    Secretary (tel: 0121 414 4115). Please visit our website for more details:

    Raymond Reynolds, PhD

    Lecturer in Motor Control

    School of Sports and Exercise Sciences

    University of Birmingham

    Birmingham B15 2TT