Ph.D. Studentship in integrative physiology (energetics and mechanics of human locomotion), University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Position description
The Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland) invites applications for a Ph.D. position in the area of integrative physiology (energetics and mechanics of locomotion). Ph.D. thesis will focus on the effects of age-related neuro-musculo-skeletal changes on the energetics and mechanics of walking in older individuals. The research will be done under the supervision of Dr Davide Malatesta.
Contract duration: 1 year + 2 x 2 years (maximum duration 5 years).
Extent: 100% [60% for research activities and 40% for teaching activities (bachelor degree)].
Location: ISSUL (University of Lausanne, UNIL).

Qualified individuals should have obtained MSc in Sport Sciences or related field.
We are looking for a motivated, self-sufficient and creative individual with a strong background in 1) exercise physiology, 2) energetics and biomechanics of human locomotion, 3) neuromuscular function assessment and fluent in English and French (not mandatory since there is a possibility to learn or improve French language during the first year). Having high computer-programming skills is appreciated.

How to apply:

1. Cover letter
2. CV.
3. A copy of the university degree.
4. A copy of the manuscript of the Master’s thesis.
5. A copy of the publications (if any).

For any additional information, please contact:
Dr Davide Malatesta
Institut des Sciences du Sport de l’Université de Lausanne - Bâtiment Synathlon
1015 Lausanne, CH
tel. +41 (0)21 692 36 17 / Fax +41 (0)21 692 36 17 email:

Deadline of applications
30th June 2019.

Beginning of the contract
1st October 2019.