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PhD Position-University of Toledo-Biomech & Neuromuscular Aspects of LE Injury & Pain

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  • PhD Position-University of Toledo-Biomech & Neuromuscular Aspects of LE Injury & Pain

    Position Description: Dr. David Bazett-Jones is seeking a highly motivated student interested in pursuing a PhD with an emphasis in the neuromuscular and biomechanical factors related to lower extremity joint injury and pain. Applicants should have an interest in human movement, muscle function, and/ or clinical outcomes in this patient population.

    Degree Program: Exercise Science
    Status: Full time (4 years)
    Stipend: $15,000 per year (tuition waiver included)

    • Teaching (human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics)

    Conduct High-Quality Research in the areas of:

    • Patellofemoral pain in youth & adults
    • Youth running biomechanics
    • Hip & trunk muscle function testing
    • Lower extremity & trunk biomechanics


    • Master’s degree in a kinesiology-related discipline
    • Interest in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
    • Good computer, and oral/ written communication skills
    • Previous research and/or teaching experience (preferred)

    Link to Motion Analysis & Integrative Neurophysiology (MAIN) Lab website:
    The MAIN Lab at the University of Toledo aims to Promote Long-Term Health and Well-Being After Injury.

    Laboratory Features:

    • 12 camera motion capture system (Motion Analysis)
    • Electromagnetic motion capture system
    • Embedded force plates (5 AMTI)
    • Inertial measurement units (IMUs) (Noraxon, IMeasureU)
    • 3D Accelerometers
    • High-speed 2D video cameras
    • Physical activity monitors
    • Multimodal dynamometer (Biodex)
    • Hand-held dynamometers
    • Pressure Pain Algometers
    • Linear position transducer
    • Surface electromyography (Noraxon & Delsys)
    • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
    • Hoffmann reflex
    • Electroencephalography
    • EMG biofeedback
    • Timing gates

    If interested in this funded position, please email Dr. Bazett-Jones ( with the following:
    1) Email or cover letter indicating why you wish to pursue a PhD and how your previous experience(s) aligns with the research of the faculty
    2) Current CV

    Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis after March 1, 2020.

    David M. Bazett-Jones, PhD, AT, ATC, CSCS

    Associate Professor
    Director, Post-Professional Athletic Training Program

    College of Health and Human Services
    School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Athletic Training Department

    Health & Human Services Rm 2505L, Mail Stop 119
    2801 W. Bancroft St.
    Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
    Phone: 419-530-4241
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