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PhD position in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics at London South Bank University

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  • PhD position in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics at London South Bank University

    Applications are invited for a full-time three-year fully funded PhD studentship at London South Bank University within the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research group led by Prof. Kiros Karamanidis. The group is part of the Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre (SESRC), which was placed in the top ten of all UK universities by intensity-weighted research quality with world-leading and internationally excellent research (73%) and impact (90%) (REF’14). The position is available from Spring 2022.

    The objective of the PhD programme is to develop and evaluate a methodology to analyse the biomechanical properties of ligaments, with particular focus on diagnosing the susceptibility to lateral ankle ligament injury and differentiate normal from ineffective healing. The project will progress an existing mechanical device designed to indirectly evaluate ligament function by incorporating ultrasound imaging and image processing techniques for more direct evaluation of ligament properties. There will be opportunities to travel to a collaborating laboratory for the successful candidate.
    Eligibility: The successful candidate will have a degree and ideally an MSc in sports science (biomechanics), engineering or a related field; and have an interest in programming and image processing. They will have prior experience of working in a laboratory environment and preferably within the topic area. The scholarship will be awarded, based on merit, for three years of full-time study. EU and international candidates are welcome to apply, but non-UK based students will be required to source funding for the gap between home and international tuition fees.
    If interested, please send your resume/CV, copies of academic transcripts and a covering letter - outlining your suitability for the position, to Dr. Darren James (Director of Studies) at:

    Darren James, PhD
    Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics
    Division of Human Sciences
    School of Applied Sciences
    London South Bank University