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  • PhD Studentship in Clinical Biomechanics, University of Hull, UK

    We are pleased to announce a vacancy for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Hull as part of the University's '80th Anniversary' PhD Scholarships.

    The post is available at the UK/EU rate with annual fees of 3,300 and a stipend of 12,940 in 2008/9. Annual increases to be announced as per Research Council recommended minimums.

    Highly motivated students interested in pursuing a PhD in the Department of Sport, Health & Exercise Science at the University of Hull are invited to apply. The successful applicant will enrol on an MPhil/PhD degree and will be working with Natalie Vanicek in the area of clinical biomechanics. The proposed project will add to our ongoing research investigating human motion of individuals with altered lower limb mechanics as a result of disease or trauma.

    The appointed student will participate in a research project in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Group, a new collaboration between the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science and the Medical Engineering Research Group, and funded by the University as part of the '80th Anniversary' Scholarship programme. The clinical biomechanics project will investigate the neuromechanical changes of gait and posture in older individuals by using motion analysis and electromyography to monitor muscle activity patterns, with input from muscle modelling software to predict the actual muscle forces.

    Applicants should have at least a 2.1 honours degree (or predicted) in an appropriate Sport Science, Engineering or other related discipline with specific experience of biomechanics or gait analysis. Previous research experience with a three-dimensional motion capture system and/or surface EMG analysis would be desirable assets.

    The Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science is equipped with a 20-camera, high speed motion analysis system and synchronised with four force platforms and an 8-channel telemetric EMG system. The laboratory also has isokinetic dynamometry, motorised and non-motorised treadmills, equipment for dynamic posturography and an in-shoe based pressure measurement system.

    Supervisor
    For an informal discussion, please contact
    Natalie Vanicek , Lecturer in Biomechanics
    Department of Sport, Health & Exercise Science
    University of Hull
    T +44 (0)1482 466212


    Application Form
    Please download the application and reference forms at http://www.hull.ac.uk/postgraduate/80thanniversaryphd/science/musculoskeletal2.html and return them completed to...
    Admissions Office
    The University of Hull
    Hull HU6 7RX

    The closing date for applications is 16th May 2008.

    Interviews are anticipated to take place 9th to 20th June. Starting date soon thereafter.


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    Natalie Vanicek
    Lecturer in Biomechanics
    Department of Sport, Health & Exercise Science
    University of Hull
    HU6 7RX
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Tel: +44 (0)1482 466212
    Fax: +44 (0)1482 465149
    E-mail: N.Vanicek@hull.ac.uk
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