Postdoc in Biomechanics, interplay of balance & sensorimotor performance

Країна: Швеція;

Місто: Stockholm

Додана: 10.04.2019


Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Дедлайн подачі: 10.05.2019




KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.


The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Mechanics is offering a postdoctoral position in Human Movement Biomechanics, with a focus on balance and sensorimotor performance in persons with a motor disability.

Job description

The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institutet. The aim of the project is to create a framework that subjects a biomechanical model to an optimizer in order to predict movement patterns in individuals with motor disorders, based on that individual’s strengths, range of motion, pain, sensory ability, etc. We aim to create models that well represent individuals, and to study in depth the optimization problem involved when the central nervous system governs postural strategy.

Your areas of responsibility will be work together with an engineer or mathematician and to collect quantifiable data through evaluations of motor and sensory ability in patients with motor disability, to measure motor performance, and to detect possibly new associations. Further areas of responsibility are to report findings in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals and at scientific conferences.


We seek a candidate with a doctoral degree (PhD), completed in the last three years, in biomechanics, neurology, physical therapy, or other appropriate background for this research area, preferably with a specialization in motor control or balance. Particularly advantageous merits for this position include documented experience in research and experimentation on human subjects, preferably patients with motor disability.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for this research area. This position requires ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team. Applicants should thus have a good level of cooperative and communicative abilities, as well as a good ability to write scientific reports in English and communicate with patients in Swedish.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV with list of publications.
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Contact information for at least two references
  • PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format).

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).


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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: S-2019-0714

  1. Elena Gutierrez Farewik, Professor,, tel: +46 (8) 790 77 19
  2. Ruoli Wang, Doctor,, tel: +46 (8) 790 68 01

Published: 2019-04-09
Last application date: 2019-05-10

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