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  • PhD position in cycling biomechanics at University of Poitiers (FRANCE)

    The position has just been filled, thank you to all the applicants.
    The Robotics Biomechanics Health and Sport Lab at the University of Poitiers (France) is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join his group.
    The PhD student will contribute to research that investigates biomechanical determinants of the BMX Race start. The overall project is a collaboration between the French Federation of Cycling, CNRS (National Center of Scientific Research) and INSEP (National Institute of Sport Expertise and Performance); it aims at analyzing and improving the start technique in BMX Race of elite athletes.

    Position details:
    - Fixed term contract (3 year)
    - PhD students are fully funded (24 000€ /annual) as long as they make satisfactory progress towards their degree
    - Position open until filled

    - Participate in experimental data collection
    - Develop computer codes to analyse data
    - Develop mechanical simulation methods (multi-body systems dynamics) of rider-bicycle interactions
    - Handle the database management
    - Understand athletes’ needs and translate them into analysis solutions
    - Present and discuss results, make suggestions in terms of performance related parameters
    - Participate in the writing of scientific articles

    Desired Qualifications:
    • MS degree (or engineer diploma) in the technical field of the project: mechanical engineering, robotics, sport sciences, or a related discipline
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct analysis of experimental data and perform mechanical simulations using programming skills
    • Knowledge of biomechanical analysis of human motion (inverse kinematics, forward dynamics, etc.)
    • Demonstrated programming skills in at least one of the following languages: Matlab, Python, C++ ; especially for matrix and formal calculus
    • Knowledge of Opensim environment ( is a definitely plus
    • Experience in using CAD software such as Solidworks is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to write technical/scientific reports
    • Global interest in cycling and/or elite athlete’s performance
    • Fluent in French and/or English (basic knowledge of French is a plus)

    Only apply if:
    • You have strong reasons and are highly motivated in doing a PhD
    • You are ok staying 3 years in Poitiers
    • You believe your are capable of writing two scientific articles during your PhD

    Application: Send detailed CV and cover letter to:
    Mathieu DOMALAIN
    More details on the PhD project available upon request
    Last edited by Mathieu Domalain; February 27, 2018, 04:10 AM. Reason: Position filled, thread out of date

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    Re: PhD position in cycling biomechanics at University of Poitiers (FRANCE)

    The position has just been filled, and there is no other position available at the lab right now.
    Thank you to all the applicants.
    Mathieu Domalain