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2 PhD studentships in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University

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  • 2 PhD studentships in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University

    Applications are invited for 2 PhD research Studentship within the School of Health and Life sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University. The studentship is for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and provides payment of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,600 [please note that students from outside the EU are required to pay an International fee].

    Project 1 title: Measuring joint instability in knee osteoarthritis
    Project 2 title: Foot orthoses and knee osteoarthritis

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is increasingly seen as a disorder in which biomechanical adaptations play a central role in both onset and progression of pathology, and severity of clinical symptoms. These two projects concern specific biomechanical issues in KOA. Project 1 aims to develop a measurement method for the assessment of joint instability. This is commonly regarded as a key feature of KOA, but there is currently no good method for quantifying joint instability. Project 2 will look at KOA in habitual wearers of foot orthoses, and the effect of foto orthoses on the biomechanics of the knee.
    Applicants should normally hold an MSc/MRes, or have a good first degree, in a health profession or health related subject. These projects will involve contact with patients within the National Health Service, and applicants should have a high level of written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0), and will be required to undergo enhanced disclosure.

    The successful applicant will join the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Group at Glasgow Caledonian University, which has an established track record in biomechanical research in rheumatic diseases. The studentships will be supervised by Prof. Martijn Steultjens and Prof. Jim Woodburn. A commencement date of February 2013 is highly desirable.
    Deadline for applications will be Friday 14 December, with interviews planned for the week of 17-21 December 2012.
    For further information, general enquiries about this PhD studentship, and how to apply, please contact: Martijn Steultjens, +44 141 331 8779,