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  • PhD Positions at Michigan Tech University Neuromechanics of Eccentric Exercise

    Two PhD assistantship positions are available within the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Technological University in the area relating to the neuromechanics of eccentric exercise. Eccentric exercise is an emerging modality that has applications in both rehabilitation and sport training. We are specifically seeking two highly motivated PhD students to work on projects investigating 1) neuromuscular fatigue associated with eccentric muscle contractions and 2) adaptations to chronic eccentric exercise training in young and older adults.

    The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is rapidly growing and collectively our Neuromechanics and Exercise Physiology laboratories are equipped with a Vicon motion capture system, ParvoMedics and Oxycon Metabolic Measurement Systems, Delsys wire/wireless EMG system with dEMG unit along with a Noraxon wireless EMG system, Biodex systems 3 and 4, variety of leg and arm concentric and eccentric cycle ergometers, AMTI forceplate, Finometer, 2 electrical stimulators, Tekscan pressure mat system, and several sensors including force/acceleration/angle with wireless options.

    Potential applicants will have completed a Masterís degree with an emphasis in biomechanics, exercise physiology/kinesiology, ergonomics, motor control, or in a related field. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are recommended to have an IELTS overall band score of 6.5 and an IELTS score of 79 iBT. Applicants are encouraged to explore the department website to learn more about our programs (http://www.mtu.edu/kip/).

    These departmentally funded positions include tuition and a competitive monthly stipend for teaching and/or research duties assigned (~20 hrs/week). Students will work under the supervision of Dr. Tejin Yoon and Dr. Steven Elmer. Anticipated start date for these positions is August 2015. If you are interested in joining our team, please email a letter of interest and CV by February 25, 2015 to:

    Tejin Yoon, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
    Michigan Tech University
    tyoon@mtu.edu

    AND

    Steven Elmer, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
    Michigan Tech University
    selmer@mtu.edu
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