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  • PhD Studentship in Upper Extremity Biomechanics - McMasterUniversity

    A PhD studentship is available to study the mechanisms of work-related
    upper extremity disorders in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster
    University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

    Potential dissertation topics include upper extremity musculoskeletal
    loading & control via EMG and computer simulation, factors affecting the
    median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome, strategies for shoulder/arm
    control & loading under various conditions . There are opportunities for
    clinical and ergonomic applications.

    The candidate should possess a solid background in EMG methods,
    musculoskeletal modelling, and the ability be work in an active and
    cohesive lab setting. Depending on the area of experience in soft
    tissue medical imaging would also be beneficial.

    For additional information, including admission requirements, please
    visit the program webpage
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    reply to this posting (Peter Keir,

    Peter J. Keir, Ph.D.

    Department of Kinesiology
    McMaster University
    IWC 216
    1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
    Phone: (905) 525-9140 x23543 Fax: (905) 523-6011