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NIH Funded Ph.D. Position -- Walking Dynamics in Fall-Prone Elderly -- U Texas Austin

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  • NIH Funded Ph.D. Position -- Walking Dynamics in Fall-Prone Elderly -- U Texas Austin

    Position for Doctoral Student to Work on New NIH Funded Project:
    "Improving Lateral Stepping Control to Reduce Falls in the Elderly"

    The U. Texas Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab ( anticipates having 1-2 funded positions available to start Summer / Fall 2016 to study the biodynamics and motor control of walking in healthy and fall-prone elderly. This will be a new project funded by NIH that will use advanced virtual reality-based experimental methods to examine how movement coordination and dynamic stability are regulated during walking.

    I am looking to recruit 1-2 doctoral students to assist with this project. Strong computational skills (advanced mathematics (calculus, differential equations, etc.), physics, Matlab (or similar) programming experience) are required. Prior experience with computational analysis of human movement and/or biomechanical data (e.g., gait analysis) is strongly desired.

    These positions will be fully funded for a minimum of 4 years.

    If you are interested in learning more about, or applying for these positions, please e-mail the following to Dr. Jonathan Dingwell: a letter of interest, a detailed CV (with list of publications), and names of three individuals who can be contacted for references. For students interested in Doctoral study, please also send GRE and TOEFL scores (if applicable).

    For more information about the Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab and our research:

    For more information about Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology & Health:

    To apply, please see the information and follow instructions posted here:
    The College of Education is committed to preparing educators, researchers and leaders to join us in responding to pressing challenges in education and health.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

    University of Texas Graduate School:
    The University of Texas:
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    Jonathan Dingwell, Ph.D., Professor

    Director, Exercise Science Graduate Program
    Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
    University of Texas at Austin