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    Ref.: Ph.D. studentship at Aalborg University's
    Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI)

    Dear List Subscribers

    We are now looking for a female student to do a Ph.D.
    related to the use of implanted (cuff) electrodes on muscle afferent
    The idea is to extract electroneurographic (ENG) signals
    that carry information concerning joint dynamics and apply them
    to real-time control of electrical stimulation. The research is at the
    animal-model stage. So far, all tests have been performed on rabbits
    have been conducted by a Ph.D. student who will soon be defending her
    thesis. Emphasis will shift from current extraction of the
    ENG-encoded dynamics to actual use of it in real-time FES control.
    Several faculty members participate in the project, which also includes
    cooperation with Aalborg's North Hospital.

    The requirements are as follows:
    1 - Female (doesn't need to be European)
    2 - Must have an MSc. in biomedical engineering or similar
    3 - Experience in signal processing and/or control is favorable
    4 - Previous exposure to FES and animal or human experiments is
    very favorable, but not required
    5 - Fluent English speaker

    SMI is currently one of the world leaders in neuro-prosthetic research.
    Here students will encounter a very dynamic and exciting international

    The Ph.D. program is taught in English and lasts about three years
    (a semester abroad can often be arranged).
    For further information on our Ph.D. program and
    research please visit our site on

    Interested parties should reply to this message as soon as possible
    (if possible, before June 27th).
    Prospect applicants can go ahead and send me a CV (three pages max.)
    and a cover letter in attached form to my E-mail address
    (MS-Word files, please).

    Also, feel free to write me for further information.

    Many thanks to all!!!

    Francisco Sepulveda, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI)
    Aalborg University
    Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D-3
    DK-9220 Aalborg


    Phone: +45 9635 8806
    Fax: +45 9815 4008

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