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PhD opportunity - Clinical Biomechanics and Shoulder Rehabilitation

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  • PhD opportunity - Clinical Biomechanics and Shoulder Rehabilitation

    Position description:
    Dr. Dan Ribeiro is seeking a highly motivated student to undertake a PhD to explore how manual therapy techniques impact on neuromuscular control in individuals with and without musculoskeletal disorders. Dan’s research programme focuses on better understanding the role of movement control and musculoskeletal disorders. For details about Dan’s research programme, please refer to:

    A competitive PhD Scholarship is offered by the University of Otago (for details please refer to:

    Position requirements:
    Awarded Honour’s or Master’s degree in Physiotherapy, or kinesiology- and biomechanics-related discipline. Research interest in musculoskeletal disorders and clinical biomechanics.
    Strong oral and written communication skills.

    Preferred research skills:
    Programming experience (i.e. Matlab, Python or similar software) is highly desirable but not necessary.
    The potential candidate need to show evidence of research scholarship (e.g. conference presentations, and publications).

    PhD Programme:
    At the University of Otago, the PhD programme consists of 3-years full-time equivalent, research-only study. More information about the programme can be found at:

    Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research – School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

    All interested applicants are encouraged to apply by the 30 of August 2019.

    For enquiries and applications, please contact: Dr Dan Ribeiro at