PhD Student Position in Rehabilitation Science
Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab
University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus)

A PhD student position is available, starting September 2017, in the Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab within the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.

The successful candidate will participate in research activities examining the effects of physical rehabilitation on muscle function and functional movement mechanics for two primary patient populations: 1) patients with lower limb joint arthritis and 2) patients with major lower-limb amputation.

The Rehabilitation Science Program PhD program is a fully-funded program that covers the costs of tuition, fees, and a public transportation pass, along with a monthly stipend for all students. This allows them to focus on the program full time and to move on to their future careers in as little as 4 years. Teaching opportunities give students additional experience to further expand their skill-sets in academia. With faculty doing research in a variety of diverse topics, there is ample opportunity for our students to explore the field of Rehabilitation Science and develop an identity of their own within the broader academic community. The specialized area of study for this position will be Biomechanics.

The Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab specializes in locomotion and movement analysis. The lab is equipped with a motion analysis system which includes an 8-camera motion capture system (Vicon), EMG telemetry system (Delsys), pressure measurement (Tekscan), instrumented split-belt treadmill (Bertec), 12-meter walkway with imbedded force plates (Bertec), an electromechanical dynamometer (Biodex) and other specialized equipment to study human movement mechanics.

· Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a science, health, or engineering related discipline.
· Undergraduate GPA 3.0/4.0
· GRE: >300 (combined) within last 5 years
· TOEFL: >570 (paper test) / 230 (computer test) / 89 (internet test) for applicants from non-English speaking countries
· Prior human movement biomechanics research experience is strongly preferred.

Application information can be found at:

If you have questions regarding your potential fit for this position, please email
Dr. Cory Christiansen (
University of Colorado Denver