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  • Graduate Assistantship @ University of Maryland (College Park, MD, USA)

    The Biomechanics Group (Dr. Ross Miller & Dr. Jae Kun Shim) at University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), is looking for highly motivated graduate students interested in human movement science. The students will be supported by research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or doctoral fellowships. The applications are for the Fall semester of 2014. The students will develop a coherent area of expertise in human movement science by designing an academic program that includes introductory and advanced graduate courses in biomechanics, motor control, neuroscience, engineering, and others. The current research projects in UMD Biomechanics Group include (1) hand and finger neuromechanics and neurorehabilitation in older adults and stroke patients, (2) running neuromechanics and cardiovascular physiology of individuals with lower-extremity amputations, (3) effects of running footwear on running neuromechanics and cardiovascular physiology, (4) technology innovations for a healthy living, (5) relationships between gait mechanics, joint loading, and joint health (e.g. knee osteoarthritis), and (6) computer modeling and simulation of human locomotion.

    The students who want to be considered for a fellowship or an assistantship should submit their applications by January 15. The main considerations for admission and assistantship are: (a) the course background of the student (courses taken and/or experience in basic sciences such as Biomechanics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Motor Control, Neuroscience, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, etc.); (b) the student's GRE verbal and quantitative scores (better than 50th percentile for each section), and (c) the student's record of interest and academic performance. MatLab and LabView as well as experiences in biomechanical and neurophysiological measurements would be advantageous. Students from engineering and mathematics are encouraged to apply. International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL).

    Students can apply and be accepted in one of the following graduate programs at UMCP: Kinesiology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS), and Bioengineering. For more information on research and admission, please contact Dr. Jae Kun Shim (jkshim@umd.edu) Dr. Ross Miller (rosshm@umd.edu). More information can be found at the following webpages:

    Department of Kinesiology: http://sph.umd.edu/KNES/grad/apply.html

    Locomotion Laboratory: http://sph.umd.edu/KNES/faculty/rosshm

    Neuromechanics Laboratory: http://www.sph.umd.edu/KNES/faculty/...neuromechanics

    Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Graduate Program: http://nacs.umd.edu

    Fischell Department of Bioengineering: www.bioe.umd.edu

    Graduate School: www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog/admission.html
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