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Post-doc on musculoskeletal model applications for feedback systems in sports

Research / Academic
Amsterdam

Description:

We are seeking a post-doc on the integration of a musculoskeletal model in feedback systems for upper extremity strength training as well as explosive actions like hitting and throwing. This position is part of a larger project entitled “Citius Altius Sanius” (see: citius-altius-sanius) on the development of feedback systems, from sensors to training methodologies, for the reduction of injury risks in sports. This program is funded by NWO-TTW, and is a joint project of Delft University of Technology, VU University Amsterdam, MotekForcelink, related sports associations and several other companies.

The program consists of three parts: injury prevention, development of new training techniques and development of a feedback system to indicate the risk for overload injuries. The post-doc will be responsible for implementation a (near) real-time Avatar representation of the athlete’s performance. In addition the post-doc will co-coach PhD-students and MSc students working within the program and at MotekForcelink.

You will bring in your expertise on programming and modelling, and ideally also imaging and movement registration, and will work in a multidisciplinary team with your basis at MOTEKForcelink in Amsterdam. Your main objective will be to produce a pipeline from kinematic and sensor-based input to near real-time visualization of muscle forces.

Requirements:

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive C++ experience, Matlab experience is a plus
  • PhD in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, or other related fields
  • English level C1 or higher.

Salary Benefits:

We are offering a challenging postdoc position for 1,0 fte, duration contract 33 months (other construction negotiable).

TU Delft offers an attactive benefits package, including a flexible workweek and the option of assembling a customized compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Work Hours:

38 - 40 hours per week

Address:

Hogehilweg 18C