Postgraduate Teaching Assistant: Biomechanics and Motor Control PhD

Department(s):
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Entry requirements:
2:1+
Full-time:
not available
Part-time:
TBC
Reference number:
SSEHS/PGTA/BIOM
Start date:
1 January 2018
Is funding available?
Yes
UK/EU fees:
N/A
International fees:
N/A
Location:
Loughborough
Application deadline:
19 November 2017

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Overview

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career. 

Project detail

Combining a teaching role with postgraduate research, PGTA positions are an exciting opportunity to complete a PhD under the supervision of Loughborough University's expert staff while gaining invaluable experience in the delivery of learning and teaching.

This position will have the opportunity to undertake one of the projects below, along with providing teaching support for Biomechanics and Motor Control. Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Applicants are asked to indicate a maximum of three projects in order of preference as part of their application. Please note applicants will need to complete an application for employment along with an application for PhD study.

Available projects are:

  1. The Effect of experience, slope and club selection on human kinematic variability on performance outcomes in golf.
  2. The importance of sensory acuity and sensory thresholds in human postural control
  3. Computer simulation modelling: Applications to optimal technique and motor learning
  4. To determine the underlying control strategy employed in human locomotion
  5. Optimal control of long-term feedback during periodic and continuity’s movements
  6. The developments of a subject-specific musculoskeletal forward dynamics model to accurately determine muscle loads to analyse movement coordination
  7. Lower limb amputee-prosthetic interactions and control strategies during talks of every day living.

Find out more

To find out more please visit our Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences website or email Professor Mark Lewis.

Entry requirements

Applicants will have a strong academic background in a relevant discipline combined with experience of undertaking a research project and the ability to pursue a substantial independent research project over a sustained period.

Fees and funding

UK/EU:
N/A
International:
N/A

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Studentship tuition fees will be paid by the University but as the post will attract a full-time SSA Grade 5 salary (£24,285 - £28,936).  No additional studentship stipend will be paid. Progression opportunities exist within the post as there is the potential to progress to SSA Grade 6 on gaining Associate Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (or other such body) plus meeting additional criteria after two years of employment.

Only individuals with existing rights to work and study in the UK can be considered as the role does not meet the requirements for visa sponsorship under UK immigration regulations.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name, please select “School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences”

Please quote reference number: SSEHS/PGTA/BIOM

Candidates should also submit an application for employment.

Application details

Reference number: SSEHS/PGTA/BIOM
Application deadline: 19 November 2017
Start date: 01 January 2018
Interview date: 5 December 2017

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