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  • PhD post at Imperial College London, UK Biomechanical effects of prosthetic design

    The biomechanical effect of prosthetic design a combined experimental and computational study - PhD studentship

    The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) at Imperial College London has a studentship available to study the biomechanical effect of prosthetic design. The Centre is comprised of multidisciplinary collaborations between military medical officers and civilian engineers and scientists that address research issues with a clinically-led approach, and is housed within the Department of Bioengineering. Students at the Centre benefit from a highly stimulating environment where they undertake a range of additional training and development opportunities, as well as having access to world-leading academics, facilities and networks.

    Supervisors: Professor Anthony Bu
    ll (ImperialCollege) and Dr Brad Hendershot (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)


    Project details: The aim of this PhD will be to conduct a biomechanical analysis of the differential benefits of the most advanced lower limb prosthetics for military amputees. This will provide clear guidance for prosthetic: selection, design requirements, fitting and optimisation in the military setting.

    This PhD is a collaboration between Imperial College London, Centre for Blast Injury Studies, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The PhD will utilise advanced musculoskeletal modelling (from Imperial College) and a substantial gait and functional analysis dataset from Walter Reed.

    Studentship details: The studentship will cover 3 years of tuition fees and provide a 3-year, tax-free stipend at the standard Research Council rate. In addition, a generous allowance is provided for research consumables and conference attendance.

    Closing date: 31 May 2019 (however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled)

    For further details and information on how to apply visit:
    http://www.imperial.ac.uk/blast-inju.../studentships/
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