Position description:
Dr Melanie Bussey is seeking a highly motivated student to undertake a PhD exploring the role of pelvic floor dysfunction as a potential risk factor for low back or pelvic girdle pain. Melanie’s research program focuses on movement control and muscle function in musculoskeletal disorders and recurrent injury. Details of Melanie’s research program can be found here: https://www.otago.ac.nz/sopeses/staf...ie_bussey.html


A competitive PhD Scholarship is offered by the University of Otago (for details please refer to: https://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-res...phd/index.html).

Position requirements:

Awarded Honor's or Master’s degree in Physiotherapy, kinesiology, or similar biomechanics-related discipline. Particular research interests in neuromechanics or clinical biomechanics.
Strong English language communication skills both oral and written.

Preferred research skills:

Programming experience (i.e. Matlab, Python or similar software) is highly desirable.

PhD Program:

At the University of Otago, the PhD program consists of 3-years full-time equivalent, research-only study. More information about the program can be found at: https://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-res...mme/index.html.


The School of Physical Education Sport and Exercise Sciences is ranked in the top 20 QS World University Rankings by subject.
University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


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

For inquiries and applications, please contact: Dr Melanie Bussey at melanie.bussey@otago.ac.nz.