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    PhD position Clinical Biomechanics – Mechanisms of pathological gait

    The Laboratory for Movement Analysis of the University Children’s Hospital
    Basle in collaboration with the Department of Clinical Morphology and
    Biomedical Engineering of the University of Basle (Switzerland) is accepting
    applications for a PhD position.

    In the research project titled 'General principles of pathological gait for
    improving patient evaluation and optimising treatment strategies' a PhD
    position is available that will focus on the biomechanical aspects of full
    body 3D gait analysis in patients and healthy subjects. The aim is to define
    general compensatory gait mechanisms unrelated to specific pathologies and
    to draw conclusions regarding
    compensatory gait strategies during normal and pathological gait. The
    approach encompasses retrospective research of our gait analysis database as
    well as prospective research by using motion capture methods including
    kinematics, kinetics and electromyography with a full body biomechanical

    The successful applicant should possess a Master's degree in Human Movement
    Sciences, Sports Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering,
    or a closely related discipline with a genuine interest in rehabilitation
    medicine and movement analysis. Preliminary experience in 3D gait analysis,
    computational biomechanics, and Matlab programming are advantageous.

    The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the
    position will be available from 1st August 2010 or by mutual agreement and
    will last for three years. The PhD candidate will be co-supervised for
    his/her thesis by Prof. Reinald Brunner and Dr. Jacqueline Romkes of the
    University Children’s Hospital Basle and the Department of Clinical
    Morphology and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Basle.

    Applications in English should be made electronically to Prof. Reinald
    Brunner ( including a complete CV and an
    accompanying letter detailing the applicant's motivations, his or her
    previous experience, relevant skills and the names of two references.

    Prof. Reinald Brunner
    University Children’s Hospital Basle (UKBB)
    Römergasse 8
    CH-4005 Basle
    tel.: ++41 79 644 57 21

    Dr. Jacqueline Romkes
    Human Movement Scientist, PhD
    Laboratory for Movement Analysis Basel
    Children's University Hospital Basel (UKBB)
    Burgfelderstrasse 101
    CH-4055 Basel
    Tel: ++41 (0)61 326 4540
          ++41 (0)61 265 9444