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    Graduate (PhD) opportunity in Clinical Biomechanics, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN & University of Toronto
    Dr. Alison Novak & Dr. Geoff Fernie are seeking a PhD student to join their research team in September 2017. The student will be based at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN, University Centre. S/he will conduct research investigating mechanisms underlying slip-related falls, the relationship between slip resistance and ongoing gait, and safe mobility in winter environments.

    The successful candidate will have a primary degree in kinesiology, engineering, or other health-related field. Previous experience with research involving human participants, motion capture systems, and matlab is an asset. The student’s stipend will be supported by existing grants. However, the student will also be expected to apply for competitive external scholarships (e.g. NSERC, CIHR).

    Interested applicants should contact Dr. Novak ( as soon as possible to discuss this opportunity. The successful candidate will need to apply for admission to the Rehabilitation Science Institute (deadline June 1, 2017), or Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto (deadline February 13, 2017).

    For more information, please visit the links below:
    Applying to the Rehabilitation Science Institute, University of Toronto:

    Applying to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering:

    Research facilities and resources available at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute:

    Home and Community Team:

    Alison Novak, PhD
    Scientist, Home and Community Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network
    Assistant Professor (status only), Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
    Assistant Professor (status only), Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto