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Doctoral Position Neuromechanics/Biomechanics

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  • Doctoral Position Neuromechanics/Biomechanics

    The Institute for Biomechanics and Orthopedics, German Sport University Cologne, offers a position as Research Assistant working part-time with a regular weekly working time of currently 19 hours and 55 minutes.
    It is a contract following the German Research part-time occupation regulations (WissZeitVG), which serves to conclude with a doctorate. This position is to be filled for the duration of the doctoral procedure, but initially for a period of up to 3 years.

    Your tasks
    - planning, implementation and publication of clinical studies in a biomechanical-neuromechanical context (focus: electrophysiologically based feedback in the context of sports injuries)
    - continued development or new development of methods for recording and analyzing neuronal signals such as EMG and EEG
    - planning and implementation of R&D cooperation projects, especially in the medical and technical field
    - creation of competitive third-party funding applications (e.g., DFG, BMBF, EU)
    - support for third-party funding
    - supervision of Bachelor and Master theses
    - participation in the academic self-administration of the institute

    Required are
    - a graduate degree (MSc or equivalent) in sports science, engineering, physiotherapy or medicine
    - sound knowledge in methods of biomechanical motion and load analysis
    - motion capture and motion analysis using photogrammetry and sensor-based systems
    - EMG and EEG analysis
    - experience in the design and/or adaptation of electronic systems
    - data analysis (advanced statistics, MatLab, Office)
    - experience in the application and acquisition of third-party funded projects
    - experience in scientific publishing, proven by thematic scientific
    - publications in relevant international journals with peer review
    - competent use of the English language spoken and written (German desirable)

    Desirable are
    - experience in cooperation and collaborative projects
    - knowledge in the modeling of multi-body systems for motion and load analysis
    - experience in research-oriented teaching
    - experience in presenting scientific papers at international meetings
    - teamwork, flexibility, resilience and service orientation
    - willingness to learn, strong personal initiative and a high level of commitment

    If the employment requirements are met, the typical salary group will be 13 TV-L, but may vary according to personal professional experience. The position entails a teaching obligation of 2 SWS / F 1 according to the Teaching Commitment Ordinance of North Rhine-Westphalia. The German Sport University Cologne aims to increase the proportion of women. Applications from qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged. Women are given priority according to the equality law of the state.

    Applications from people with severe disabilities or similarly disadvantaged are welcome. They are preferred in the context of the legal provisions.

    The German Sport University Cologne supports its employees in reconciling work and family life. Please send your detailed application stating the reference number 1940-WMA-Biomechanik before 07/08/2019 in a coherent PDF file exclusively to

    If you have any questions about the area of responsibility, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kersting, phone. 0221 4982- 5630. For legal and procedural questions, please contact Mrs. Ziemann, phone 0221 4982-7601 for further information.
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