Within the context of the expansion of the research of the REVAL Rehabilitation Research group of Hasselt University the faculty of Rehabilitation sciences wishes to inform about a vacant PhD position (100%) in biomechanics concerning proprioception in cerebral palsy. REVAL is an interdisciplinary and translational research group which performs research in the domains of pediatric, neurologic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, biomechanics, health psychology, mental health care and rehabilitation of internal diseases. This PhD will be performed in collaboration with the research group MOVANT and the Multidisciplinary Motor Centre Antwerp of the university Antwerp, the department Development and regeneration of KU Leuven and the Clinical Motion Analysis Laboratory of University Hospital Leuven.
Within the domain of biomechanics you will perform research on proprioception in children with cerebral palsy. The goal of this research is to gain insights in assessing and training proprioception in children with cerebral palsy. To do so, the feasibility, validity and reliability of measuring proprioception using inertial measurement units will be the subject of investigation. Further, the relative contribution of proprioception to balance control will be compared to other sensory systems in this population. A proprioception training will be developed and implemented to specifically target proprioception.
You will follow the rules and guidelines of the ‘doctoral school’ of Hasselt University.
You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Position for 2 years. After positive evaluation one time extendable with 2 years.Positon at Hasselt University.
You can only apply online up to and including 21 February 2020.
The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file and an interview.
A presentation or assignment is a possibility.
Prof. dr. Pieter MEYNS, +32-11-269395, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. dr. Peter FEYS, +32-11-292123, email@example.com
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|Titel||PhD student Rehabilitation Sciences: proprioception in cerebral palsy|
|Job location||Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt|
|Publicerad||januari 22, 2020|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||februari 21, 2020|
|Ämnen||Biomedicinsk teknik,   Biomedicin,   Fysioterapi,   Rehabiliteringsmedicin  |