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Funded PhD position in gait research at the University of Arkansas

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  • Funded PhD position in gait research at the University of Arkansas

    Funded Ph.D. assistantship starting in Fall 2021 in the Exercise Science program area of the Department of Health, Human Performance, and recreation at the University of Arkansas. This position is under the direction of Dr. Abigail Schmitt and centers around the neuromechanics of gait. The laboratory is part of the Exercise Science Research Center and outfitted with a 16-camera Vicon motion capture system, embedded force plates, with various available accelerometers, IMUs, and EMG.

    Applicants should have a master’s degree in a field related to human movement (exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic training, biomedical engineering, or similar) and those with clinical experience are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience with human subjects, gait biomechanics, or musculoskeletal disorders, and MATLAB programming are highly desirable.

    This position will be funded through a research or teaching assistantship. There is the potential for additional fellowships to supplement the stipend for qualified candidates.

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

    The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. with low cost-of-living. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Locally, outdoor activities include easy access to numerous running/biking trails, hiking, and other outdoor recreational activities.

    Interested individuals should contact Dr. Abigail Schmitt directly at
    Please include 1) a statement of interest that explains your research interests and skills, 2) your curriculum vitae.
    Last edited by Abigail Schmitt; November 24, 2020, 03:22 PM.

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    For those interested in applying for this position, the application deadline for priority funding is January 15th, 2021.