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Third-cycle subject: Engineering Mechanics
This project, funded by the Promobilia Foundation, will focus on the shoulder in persons with spinal cord injury who use a wheelchair. Objectives are 1) to model & analyze shoulder muscle, tendon & skeletal forces during daily wheelchair-related activity, using both experimental movement analysis and biomechanical modelling, and 2) design of assistive devices and/or exoskeletons that can relieve the shoulder in daily activities.
The PhD student will join the research group at the KTH MoveAbility Lab and will conduct the project in collaboration with the Spinalis cllinic and Rehab Station Stockholm, as well as Karolinska Institutet.
The candidate should have a master’s or equivalent in mechanical, biomechanical or biomedical engineering, engineering physics, or equivalent.
Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Professor Lanie Gutierrez-Farewik
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:
Good skills in speaking and writing technical English are required. You should have good social skills to interact with people with disabilities. Genuine desire to learn Swedish to communicate with patients and clinicians is advantageous. We have a gender balanced environment and equal treatment of all people, which much be respected.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Title||Doctoral student in Biomechanics in disability, with focus on shoulder|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||April 8, 2021|
|Application deadline||May 12, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Bioengineering,   Mechanics  |