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  • PhD Assistantship University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences is looking for highly motivated applicants interested in earning a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Biomechanics. The accepted applicant will begin in Fall 2017 and will receive a 9-month stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance as described by the UNLV Graduate College ( Expectations involve both teaching and research responsibilities. Current ongoing research focuses on lower extremity injury prevention. Specifically, research from the perspective of running mechanics and footwear, and factors influencing knee osteoarthritis risk and development (obesity, sedentary lifestyle and previous joint replacement).
    Qualifications include: (1) M.S. in Biomechanics, Engineering, Exercise Science, Kinesiology or related field; (2) common research interests with ongoing laboratory projects; (3) experience in gait analysis, Visual 3d and Matlab programming would be preferred.

    Please contact Dr. Julia Freedman Silvernail ( for additional information on admission and responsibilities.

    Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences:
    Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program: