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Moissenet Florent
florent.moissenet@rehazenter.lu
Job description:
Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France) and the Centre National de Rééducation Fonctionnelle et de Réadaptation - Rehazenter (Luxembourg) are seeking for a PhD candidature in the field of musculoskeletal modelling and medical imaging. Musculoskeletal modelling has become in the last decades an alternative to invasive measurement methods to quantify musculo-tendon forces and related contributions to progression, support and balance, but also contributions to joint loading during dynamic tasks such as gait. However, the clinical application of such an approach remains limited due to a need for personalisation of the related models. The present project aims thus contributing in the field of clinical biomechanics by developing an integrated approach to achieve a multi-level ultrasound-based musculoskeletal model personalisation. The objective of this project is threefold and will focus the use of a lower limb musculoskeletal model to study normal gait as a starting benchmark case before targeting pathological cases: 1) Define a corrective method for soft tissue artefact, 2) Personalise joint kinematic models, 3) Gather primary ultrasound-based muscle parameters measurement in an integrated approach.
Application Deadline:
05/21/2018
Stéphane Armand
stephane.armand@unige.ch
Job description:
The Kinesiology laboratory at University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland) has one open PhD studentship to define the intrinsic and extrinsic variability of pathological gait. The general goal of the project is to develop a neuromechanical models of human locomotion, together with Auke Ijspeert (Biorobotics laboratory, EPFL, BIOROB) and Alexandros Kalousis (machine learning, http://cui.unige.ch/~kalousis/) from the University of Geneva, in the framework of a collaborative Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The neuromechanical models will include numerical models of spinal cord circuits coupled to biomechanical simulations of the body. The purpose of the project is (1) to model pathological gait resulting from motor impairments such as cerebral palsy, and (2) to compare and combine neuromechanical simulation and machine learning approaches for gait analysis. The position is funded by SNSF for four years. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with 3 post-docs and 3 PhD Students that will be involved in the project.
Application Deadline:
09/01/2018
Research team in the Movement Analysis Laboratory, The Clinics for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital
sebastian.wolf@med.uni-heidelberg.de
Job description:
The division Movement Analysis directs two movement laboratories performing instrumented 3D gait- and movement analysis for research and clinical application. In the traditional gait laboratory primarily patients with neurologic movement disorders are monitored for orthopaedic treatment planning and outcome control. In the second laboratory - designed as course with inclines and stair cases - patients with lower limb prostheses are monitored both for research and therapeutic treatment. Within a new research project we aim for monitoring the biomechanics of prosthetic gait in subjects with above knee amputation. This project involves both experimental work as well as biomechanical modelling. Possible candidates should hold a Master’s degree or a PhD in life science, medical engineering or similar fields. Knowledge in movement science and image processing including software skills are expected – experience with Ultrasound imaging and with OpenSim modelling is an advantage. Next to participating in the current research project the support in writing research proposals is expected. Beyond regular scientific work, candidates should actively participate in related studies and in the clinically oriented dialogue within an interdisciplinary team of surgeons, therapists, prosthesists and orthetists and other researchers in life science and engineering. Knowledge of German is not a formal prerequisite but the willingness to pick up the language will ease the work significantly. Please send your application including letter of motivation, CV and copies of certificates and references at best electronically as single PDF to: Dr. Sebastian Wolf Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg Zentrum für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Paraplegiologie Schlierbacher Landstr. 200a D-69118 Heidelberg Sebastian.Wolf@med.uni-heidelberg.de The position is financed by third-party funds and hence are limited for two years. An extension is aspired.
Application Deadline:
04/30/2017
Research team in the Movement Analysis Laboratory, The Clinics for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital
sebastian.wolf@med.uni-heidelberg.de
Job description:
The division Movement Analysis directs two movement laboratories performing instrumented 3D gait- and movement analysis for research and clinical application. In the traditional gait laboratory primarily patients with neurologic movement disorders are monitored for orthopaedic treatment planning and outcome control. In the second laboratory - designed as course with inclines and stair cases - patients with lower limb prostheses are monitored both for research and therapeutic treatment. Within a new research project we aim for monitoring the biomechanics of prosthetic gait in subjects with above knee amputation. This project involves both experimental work as well as biomechanical modelling. Possible candidates should hold a Master’s degree or a PhD in life science, medical engineering or similar fields. Knowledge in movement science and image processing including software skills are expected – experience with Ultrasound imaging and with OpenSim modelling is an advantage. Next to participating in the current research project the support in writing research proposals is expected. Beyond regular scientific work, candidates should actively participate in related studies and in the clinically oriented dialogue within an interdisciplinary team of surgeons, therapists, prosthesists and orthetists and other researchers in life science and engineering. Knowledge of German is not a formal prerequisite but the willingness to pick up the language will ease the work significantly. Please send your application including letter of motivation, CV and copies of certificates and references at best electronically as single PDF to: Dr. Sebastian Wolf Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg Zentrum für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Paraplegiologie Schlierbacher Landstr. 200a D-69118 Heidelberg Sebastian.Wolf@med.uni-heidelberg.de The position is financed by third-party funds and hence are limited for two years. An extension is aspired.
Application Deadline:
04/30/2017