PhD Student

Last application date
Feb 14, 2023 00:00
GE38 - Department of Human Structure and Repair
Limited duration
At the time of appointment holding a degree master degree Engineering sciences (or equivalent training)
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

Our interdisciplinary research group is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic collaborator to conduct research on mechanical profiling of orthopedic patients. The research is part of an FWO research project that studies the link between genetic predictors and biomechanical effects at the level of the lower limb. It concerns a doctoral track of 4 years.
Your research contributes to the development of new clinical applications within personalized treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team consisting of physicians, engineers and biomedical researchers.
We offer you a four-year appointment, starting 01/09/2023.
All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as 36 days of paid leave, a wide range of training and education opportunities, bicycle commuting reimbursement, etc.

Job profile

  • You have a strong interest in engineering, programming and the human body
  • Be highly motivated to conduct scientific research
  • Be able to independently develop and execute a research project in terms of content
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your master's thesis research;
  • Knowledge of research methods (or willing to retrain in them) in the field of musculoskeletal modeling, segmentation, shape modeling or supervised learning technologies
  • Have good writing skills, both in English and in Dutch
  • Be willing to participate in international conferences and publish internationally
  • Be willing to pursue a doctoral degree (including doctoral training)

How to apply

Send your cover letter and an extensive resume to Prof. E. Audenaert ( no later than February 14, 2022 (10:30 am).
For more information on the content of the project, please also contact this email address. Application interviews will be held in February.