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  • PhD Student Position at University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

    A PhD Student position is available in the Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab within the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. (PI: Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD)

    The successful candidate will participate in research activities examining the effects of physical rehabilitation on functional movement biomechanics for two primary patient populations: 1) patients with lower limb joint arthritis and 2) patients with major lower-limb amputation.

    While in the PhD Program, students develop a wide range of skills, including research and teaching; presenting nationally, and learning to write grants and publish manuscripts.

    Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    The ideal candidate will have a clinical degree (e.g., DPT, PT) is preferred. Other qualifications include:
    Desire to learn human subject and clinical trials research
    In-depth knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
    Excellent written and oral communication skills
    Willingness to learn human motion analysis and computer programming
    Must be team-oriented, flexible and self-motivated

    Essential Functions:
    The candidate must be able to work independently and make decisions. Additionally, the candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with professional colleagues, project staff members, patients, and study participants of diverse backgrounds. The candidate must be meticulous in data collection, and must have the quantitative skills to learn and conduct data collection, data analyses, and technical writing.


    Setting:
    The Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab specializes in locomotion and functional movement analysis within the context of rehabilitation clinical trials. The lab spaces are equipped with motion analysis systems which include multi-camera motion capture systems (Vicon), EMG telemetry system (Delsys), pressure measurement (Novel), instrumented split-belt treadmill (Bertec), 12-meter walkway with imbedded force plates (Bertec), an electromechanical dynamometer (Humac Norm) and other specialized equipment to study human movement.

    The Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado includes state-of-the-art facilities in fields throughout the biomedical sciences. The trainee will work within two hospital and research systems on campus: University Health and Veterans Administration Medical Centers. The presence of on-campus hospitals, along with the medical school, graduate school, and a rapidly expanding biotechnology business park allow for cross-collaboration and a focus on translational research.

    Application Deadline: 12/1/19

    Contact:
    Please email your curriculum vitae to emily.hager@ucdenver.edu.
    The application site is: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/co...s/default.aspx
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