A funded PhD position is available for Fall 2021 in the Athletic Injury and Rehabilitation Laboratories (AIR Labs) under the direction of Dr. Matt Harkey. Our research focuses on laboratory-based studies maintaining long-term knee joint health in patients following ACL injury, as well as epidemiological studies in people with and at risk for knee osteoarthritis.

Applicants will have the ability to work on specific projects involving, but not limited to:
  • Ultrasound assessment of knee joint health
  • Walking gait biomechanics
  • Physical activity participation
  • Physical function assessment in people with and at risk for knee osteoarthritis

Candidates with a background in human movement (kinesiology, exercise science, biomedical engineering, physical therapy, athletic training, or a related field) are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience with human subjects, gait biomechanics, or musculoskeletal imaging are highly desirable.

For more information about the AIR Labs knee injury research:

For more information about the AIR Labs knee osteoarthritis research:

For more information about the MSU Kinesiology Doctoral Program: https://education.msu.edu/kin/graduate/phd/

For more information about applying to the Doctoral Program:

If you are interested and would like additional information, please email Dr. Matt Harkey (harkeym1@msu.edu) with: (i) a statement of interest that explains your research interests and skills, and (ii) a copy of your CV.

Matt Harkey, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
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