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PhD Position in Biomedical Engineering: Human Postural Control

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  • PhD Position in Biomedical Engineering: Human Postural Control

    A PhD position is available at the Polytechnique Montreal’s Laboratory for Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies (POLAR) for a research project focused on human neuromuscular control. The position is open for appointment from September 1, 2020 or sooner.
    Polytechnique Montreal is one of the largest engineering education and research institutions in Canada with more than 8,000 students and 1,000 employees. It is recognized as a world-class engineering school and it ranks first in Canada for the scope of its engineering research. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic and diverse research and educational environment at Polytechnique Montreal. It conducts cutting-edge research in close collaboration with industry in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering and energy engineering. For more information, please consult the web site:

    Position description

    In collaboration with the Neuromuscular Control Lab (REKLAB: in the department of biomedical engineering at McGill University, the selected candidates will focus on the study and identification of interactions between joint stiffness properties and vision in human postural control by incorporating Virtual Reality (VR) technology. This study will enhance our knowledge of the complicated mechanisms underlying the control of stance and give us valuable tools in order to diagnose movement disorders and provide affected individuals with appropriate rehabilitation strategies and assistive interventions. We are looking for a highly motivated, outstanding candidate with a MSc degree in biomedical, mechanical or electrical engineering, preferably with relevant background in control systems, signal processing and system identification.


    · Experience with Object-oriented programing (C++/C#/Python).
    · Experience with analysis and simulation in MATLAB/Simulink
    · Excellent interpersonal skills (teamwork), autonomy and proactivity.
    · Experience with Virtual Reality (VR) devices and VR development environments
    · Knowledge in signal processing and filtering
    · Experience with Electromyography (EMG)
    · Fully funded position + Access to additional funding from the TransMedTech Institute
    · Four weeks vacation
    · International student tuition fee remission
    · Access to various skill development workshops
    · Opportunities to attend international conferences and seminars

    How to Apply:

    Candidates should submit an application package consisting of a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, the names and contact information of two referees, to the following email with the subject line of “PHD POSITION IN HUMAN POSTURAL CONTROL”:

    Abolfazl Mohebbi, PhD., CPI.
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    Last edited by Abolfazl Mohebbi; December 16, 2019, 04:30 PM.