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PhD Position in Orthotic Biomechanics at University of Delaware

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  • PhD Position in Orthotic Biomechanics at University of Delaware

    A PhD position is available at the University of Delaware in the Orthotics & Prosthetics for Enhanced (O.P.En.) Mobility lab of Dr. Elisa Arch ( The long-term objective of our lab’s research is to implement a personalized medicine approach to orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) device management in order to enable patients to achieve their highest possible level of function. To achieve this goal, we conduct biomechanics research at several levels of the continuum - from basic-level research to understand the interaction between O&P devices and the human musculoskeletal system, to applied research that develops and evaluates novel device designs and prescription models, to clinical and translational research that implements novel O&P device designs and prescription paradigms to enhance patient outcomes.

    The position is available starting Fall 2022. The PhD degree will be through the Biomechanics and Movement Science Graduate program ( at the University of Delaware, which is a nationally, top-ranked, interdisciplinary program comprised of faculty and students from the Colleges of Health Sciences, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences who use an interdisciplinary approach to research and graduate education

    We seek a student with a BS and/or MS in kinesiology, biomechanics, engineering or related field with an interest in orthotic and prosthetic biomechanics. Experience with motion capture technology, device design, and or/ human movement biomechanics preferred. If interested, please send your resume/CV, your GPA, and a brief description of your background and interests to Dr. Elisa Arch at

    Elisa S. Arch, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Dept. of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
    Biomechanics and Movement Science Program
    University of Delaware