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  • FES PhD Scholarship at Sydney Australia in 1997 [FinalAnnouncement]

    Below is the FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT announcement for a 3-year PhD scholarship
    investigating FES exercise in paraplegia tenable at the University of
    Sydney, Australia. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 15,=

    Please contact Associate Professor Glen Davis if you are interested. My
    E-Mail address is in the signature lines at the end of this document.

    Thank You

    Rehabilitation Research Centre
    The University of Sydney
    Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry)
    3-Year Ph.D. Scholarship

    An new Ph.D. student is sought to undertake research into exercise
    rehabilitation following spinal cord injury using FES of lower-limb muscles.
    This project is a collaboration wiith an indistry partner (Multi-Tems P/L,
    Sydney, Australia) to develop a new prototype FES exercise device for
    patent and international distribution. The successful candidate will receive
    an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) for up to three years of
    full-time doctoral research.

    Essential Criteria: The successful applicant must have an undergraduate
    degreein biomedical engineering, medicine, physiotherapy, human physiology
    or biochemistry, human movement studies, electrical engineering, mechanical
    engineering, or a similar field. The applicant must also have a
    research-based honours degree, masters degree (by research) or equivalent
    research experience to be eligible for doctoral studies within the Faculty
    of Health Sciences. The applicant must have good communication skills.
    Finally, the applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    of Australia who is able to undertake Ph.D. candidact in the first or second
    semester of 1997.

    Desirable Criteria: Previous work experience and a solid background in
    exercise conditioning as rehabilitation for individuals with disease or
    disability is an asset. Previous experience with analogue/digital data
    acquisition and computer language programming in one or more of C/C++,
    Delphi=AE, Visual Basic=AE, Labview=AE, Fortran,or another low-level=
    language would aid the successful applicant in=20
    undertaking this project.

    Period of Scholarship: The Ph.D. scholarship is for 3 years with the
    possibility of a further offer of up to 1 year subject to need and the
    availability of funding. The scholarshipis tenable from Semester 1, 1997 but
    must be undertaken no later than Semester II, 1997.

    Enquiries and Further Information: Associate Professor Glen M Davis,
    Director of the Rehabilitation Research Centre ( (+61 2) 9351-9200, Fax
    (+61 2) 9351-9977 or E-mail A mission statement
    about the Rehabilitation Research Centre outlining its broad research and
    educational objectives can be browsed at

    Value of Scholarship: The APAI award is $20,180 (tax-free) in 1997. The
    scholarship is value-indexed for 1998 and 1999. There are generous
    allowances for relocation expenses from within Australia oroverseas for the
    successful applicant and dependents.

    Closing Date: February 15, 1997
    Associate Professor Glen M Davis
    Rehabilitation Research Centre
    The University of Sydney
    Telephone: +61 2 9351 9466
    Fax: +61 2 9351 9977