Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Orthopaedic Biomechanics of the Hand, within the group headed by Dr Angela Kedgley in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. The PhD position is fully funded for UK/EU candidates. Overseas applicants may apply but will be required to show evidence that the difference between the overseas fees and UK/EU fees will covered by other funding. The start date is October 2016.
It is well known that biomechanical factors play a role in the progression and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions; however, the complexity of the hand and wrist means that our understanding of these factors dramatically lags behind our understanding of the larger joints. In addition, without surgery it is impossible to directly monitor the loads within the muscles and joints. Musculoskeletal models provide a way to predict these loads. This PhD will focus on furthering the development of models created within the research group for use in both surgical repair and rehabilitation applications.
Applicants should have a high calibre Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in engineering or physical sciences. Experience in mathematical modelling of biological systems is desirable. We are looking for highly motivated applicants with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm for exposure to a diversity of scientific projects.
To apply for this position, please email a single PDF file including: a cover letter describing your interests and research experience, your CV, a copy of transcripts, and names and contact information of two references to Dr Angela Kedgley ([email protected]
) with the subject line “PhD2015”. Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, early applications will be given priority.