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PhD Scholarships (3) in Human Movement Biomechanics at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)

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  • PhD Scholarships (3) in Human Movement Biomechanics at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)

    The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is offering a number PhD scholarships for outstanding candidates to work on human movement biomechanics and energetics. The PhDs would fall under the supervision of Professor Glen Lichtwark (Head of School, Exercise and Nutrition Science) and/or Professor Nick Brown (Head of School, Clinical Sciences).

    Areas of interest include energy consumption and cumulative musculoskeletal load assessment in real-world settings (e.g. sport or rehabilitation), foot biomechanics, muscle and tendon mechanics, and adaptations to exercise.

    The successful candidates will have the opportunity to:
    - Conduct both experimental and computational studies on human movement using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment (medical imaging, markerless motion capture etc)
    - Develop and validate novel methods and models for measuring human movement mechanics and energetics
    - Collaborate with leading researchers and industry and/or clinical partners in the fields of biomechanics, computer vision, exercise science, podiatry, medical imaging and rehabilitation sciences
    - Publish high-impact papers and present at international conferences
    - Receive a generous stipend and travel support for the duration of the PhD

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
    - Have a bachelor's degree with honours or master's degree in exercise science (kinesiology), rehabilitation sciences, podiatry, biomedical engineering, computer science or a related discipline with excellent academic results
    - Have a strong background and interest in human movement or muscle biomechanics and energetics
    - Have good programming skills and experience with biomechanical software platforms
    - Have excellent communication and teamwork skills
    - Meet the English language proficiency requirements of Queensland University of Technology

    If you are interested in applying, please send an email to Prof Glen Lichtwark (contact details below) with a brief CV outlining relevant study and experience, as well as a statement of your areas of research interest and why you would like to study at Queensland University of Technology. Applicants require approval before applying to QUT.

    Prof. Glen Lichtwark
    Head of School
    Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

    Faculty of Health
    Nutrition and Dietetics | Sport and Exercise Science | Exercise Physiology
    Queensland University of Technology
    Kelvin Grove
    ​ Campus, Brisbane
    Queensland, Australia

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