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  • Post-doctoral and PhD positions in dynamic human motion modeling,Lyon France

    The digital human modeling for ergonomic simulation team of the
    Biomechanics and Impact Mechanics Laboratory
    ( is currently
    seeking motivated candidates for both PhD and postdoctoral positions in
    the field of human motion dynamics.

    Postdoctoral position (12 months)
    The successful candidate will be mainly focussed on the development of
    optimization based methods for dynamic multibody motion reconstruction
    and simulation. He/she will be involved in a large research project
    regrouping 10 partners across Europe.
    Applicants should have a PhD in biomechanics or related, and should
    demonstrate research experiences in multibody dynamics and human motion
    analysis and simulation. Programming skills and experience of experiment
    with living volunteer subjects are desirable. Application will be open
    until a suitable candidate is found.

    Doctoral positions (36 months)
    PhD positions are available in the field of dynamic motion prediction
    and simulation. Topics include motion planning, postural reactions to a
    perturbation, and dynamic control of the motion execution. Special
    focuses are given on postural tasks and on the inclusion of subject
    specificities in the simulation (e.g. neurophysiological effects of
    aging or disabilities). A degree in mechanics, biomechanics or related
    fields is expected, and bases in robotics and control are expected.

    Successful candidates will be hosted at the Biomechanics and Impact
    Mechanics Lab of the National Institute for Transport and Safety
    Research (INRETS), located in Lyon, France. The digital human modeling
    for ergonomic simulation team is composed of a dozen of researchers and
    students working in fields like musculo-skeletal modelling, motion
    analysis and discomfort evaluation, motion control and simulation. The
    team works in close relation with other teams and labs in France and
    over the world, and is involved in many projects with external
    industrial partners.
    Facilities include dedicated tests rooms, up-to-date motion analysis
    systems (Vicon, Flock of Bird, Cyberglove), force transducers (force
    plate, loads and pressure sensors), Wireless EMG devices , and
    proprietary Digital Manikin (Man3D and RPx software).

    Motivated candidates should email a CV, two letters of recommendation,
    and a short description of their research interest and objectives to:

    Thomas ROBERT, PhD
    Phone: +33 4 72 14 23 93


    Xuguang Wang, PhD, Senior researcher
    Phone: 33-(0)4-72142451