A PhD position is available at the Department of Motion and Exercise Science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

The PhD position is associated with a DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) founded research project entitled "Contractile, elastic and neural contributions to stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) performance". The position (TV-L E13; 65%) is for two years with a start date in January 2019. In this subproject fundamental mechanisms, at the level of the contractile component, of the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) need to be analyzed on isolated single muscle fibers. For this purpose, muscle fibers will be prepared and the experiments are carried out under different boundary conditions using a validated setup. On the basis of the experimental data, the contribution of the various mechanisms to improve performance in the SSC will be examined. The research project contributes to a better understanding of the SSC as the most important everyday type of contraction of the musculature. This not only promotes the basic understanding of human locomotion, but can also be used i.e. for efficient humanoid drives with application in the field of movement science, medical engineering, robotics and prosthetics.

Further information about the project can be found at:

For questions regarding this position please contact:
Dr. André Tomalka (andre.tomalka@inspo.uni-stuttgart.de)

Required Qualifications:
- applicants should be highly motivated and should have an excellent MSc in
sport science, kinesiology, biology/physiology,neurophysiology,
physics/biophysics or a related field
- high interest in neuromuscular mechanisms and biomechanics
- communication-, team- and good English language skills

The environment in Stuttgart enables particularly close cooperation with an interdisciplinary team of sports scientists, biologists, physicists and engineers. Women are specifically invited to apply. The University of Stuttgart further aims to hire more people with disability and also encourages them to apply for research positions.
Submit your detailed application in PDF format by 22.11.2018 by email to Sybille Kegreiss <sybille.kegreiss@inspo.uni-stuttgart.de>.
Please forward this vacancy notice to potential candidates.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Siebert
University of Stuttgart
Department of Motion and Exercise Science
Allmandring 28
70569 Stuttgart
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