PhD Scholarship in Clinical Biomechanics

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship in Clinical Biomechanics to
be carried out in the Running Injury Clinic, Faculty of Kinesiology,
University of Calgary. This scholarship is funded through the Alberta
Heritage Foundation for Medical Research to investigate the pathomechanics
and optimal treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome in runners.

The study will be carried out in the Running Injury Clinic which has
state-of-art equipment including an 8-camera Vicon motion capture system,
treadmill, clinical assessment tools, and excellent computing facilities.
The goal of the Running Injury Clinic is to educate and develop injury
prevention and rehabilitation programs for runners and walkers of all ages
through world-class research and clinical practice. The Clinic is adjacent
to the world famous Human Performance Laboratory and Sports Medicine Centre.

The Running Injury Clinic serves as a public facility for the clinical
assessment of musculoskeletal injuries for walkers and runners as well as a
dynamic research laboratory. Other research projects ongoing include
validation of clinical exams and optimization of treatment for non-specific
low back pain, pathomechanics of iliotibial band syndrome, the relationship
between foot structure and foot biomechanics, and optimal treatment
protocols for knee osteoarthritis using real-time feedback. You may find
more info regarding our clinical practice and research at .

Candidates with a Masters degree or equivalent in Biomechanics or Mechanical
Engineering, Physiology, or other related fields are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will also be a licensed health practitioner (i.e.
Athletic Therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist) and have
clinical experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are

Salary: The Scholarship carries a standard annual stipend of $20,000 CDN and
is available for 3 years. Teaching assistantships are available on top of
the scholarship.

Preferred starting date: August 2008

Application: Please send expressions of interest (and a CV) by May 2nd via
e-mail to:

Reed Ferber Ph.D., CAT(C), ATC

AHFMR Population Health New Investigator

Assistant Professor: Faculties of Kinesiology and Nursing

Director: Running Injury Clinic