PhD Studentship Neck biomechanics and neurophysiology
School of Human Kinetics
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

We are looking for a PhD student interested in conducting research
into the role of gender in the etiology of whiplash injury. The
research involves investigating the anatomy, biomechanics and
neurophysiology of the neck using magnetic resonance and fluoroscopic
imaging, surface and wire EMG, and neuromechanical and impact testing.
The project is funded through an NSERC Discovery Grant.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in mechanical/
biomedical engineering, biomechanics, kinesiology, neuroscience or a
related discipline. Research experience with human subjects, motion
analysis, multi-axis accelerometry, force transducers, surface and
wire EMG, statistical analysis software, programming of motion
controllers, and general programming (MatLab and Labview) is
desirable. Prior experience acquiring geometrical data from MR and
fluoroscopic images is a plus.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians
and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

The candidate will be co-supervised by Drs. Jean-Sebastien Blouin and
Gunter Siegmund of the School of Human Kinetics. The position is
available immediately upon acceptance to UBC. Interested candidates
should email a brief letter describing their motivation and a detailed
CV to:

Gunter P. Siegmund, PhD, PEng