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Health Sciences PhD Studentship at Liverpool Hope University in UK, 2019

Applications are invited from outstanding applicants of a high caliber to pursue Ph.D. research at Liverpool Hope University in selected areas.

As part of its strategic research vision, the School of Health Sciences is offering a PhD
Studentship in ‘Shoulder/Upper Limb Research’. A recent international Shoulder Rehabilitation Conference hosted by the School on the theme of ‘New Discoveries and Future
Directions’ identified several knowledge gaps and challenges particularly in relation to the
methodologies applied for the evaluation of shoulder function.


Golden opportunity for candidates

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The successful applicant will
• Have an excellent understanding of Shoulder/Upper Limb function and biomechanics
• Have adequate skills (willing to further excel) in using biomechanical systems such as
EMG, 3D Motion and Force Analysis, and dynamometry
• Have desirable skills in computing and statistics and ideally have previous experience in
utilizing research software commonly used for signal processing such as Matlab
• Have a Masters degree with Distinction from a UK university (or EU equivalent) OR; a
Masters degree with Merit from a UK university including a Distinction grade for the
Dissertation in a relevant subject area (for example Sport and Exercise Science, Allied
Health, Clinical Sciences)
• Have an interest in working within a multi-disciplinary, clinical-academic environment and
demonstrate a desire to conduct the highest quality research that will impact on the care
and rehabilitation of people with Shoulder/Upper Limb pathologies
• Have an established connection with the healthcare organizations or sporting environments
• Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English

How to Apply

  • Eligible applicants should apply via the Online Application System located on University’s
    postgraduate research web pages at: www.hope.ac.uk/research/postgraduate research –
    please refer to the ‘Apply Now’ tab.
  • Expression of Interest is a formal stage of the online application. Applicants are advised to do
    this at the earliest opportunity as the full application form is not released until this stage of
    the application process is complete. Applicants will be able to upload copies of official academic
    achievements in undergraduate degree classification and master degree award, plus copies
    of official transcripts of all degree subjects taken. Please refer to University’s Postgraduate
    Research page www.hope.ac.uk/research/postgraduate research for guidelines

Scholarship Application Deadline: August 15, 2019

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