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PhD Studentship I

PhD Studentship

University: London South Bank University
Location: London, United Kingdom
Department: School of Applied Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
Project Duration: 3 years (starting April 2020)

The School of Applied Sciences and Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre at the University is looking for an experienced and self-motivated applicant for a PhD position in the field of biomechanics. As part of a fully-funded project, and together with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians and sport scientists, the applicant will develop a method to assess human knee and hip joint axes of rotation. A full scholarship including tuition fees is available to both EU and international students.

The main tasks related to the position

  • Establishing a non-invasive method for clinical application to determine knee and hip joint axes of rotation in older and obese people during muscle contractions
  • Developing image processing methods to automatically track the movement of bony landmarks during contractions and passive movements

Requirements

  • A Master of Science in bioengineering or a closely related field
  • Extensive experience in programming, data processing and analysis (e.g. MATLAB, R, Python)
  • A background in mechanical engineering or robotics as well as in human movement sciences
  • Advanced image and analogue signal processing skills
  • A developed interest in sports and/or human movement sciences
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English

Candidates are encouraged to send their applications electronically as a single PDF document (detailed CV, copies of certificates, a supporting letter) to k.karamanidis@lsbu.ac.uk

The expected starting date is April 2020 and the deadline for submission is 27.01.2020.

Prof Kiros Karamanidis PhD in Biomechanics
Professor in Ageing and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
School of Applied Sciences
London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 781 579 91
E-mail: k.karamanidis@lsbu.ac.uk