Doctoral Research Position in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Queens University, Canada

Expires on: 04/06/2024


Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, invites applications for a fully funded PhD position in the study of human balance control mechanisms. The position, based at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS), offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated candidate to explore balance control using an experimental-computational approach. The successful applicant will commence their studies in Fall 2024.

This fully funded PhD position offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate mechanisms of human balance control. The successful candidate will work within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, employing an experimental-computational approach to advance our understanding of balance control. The research will involve biomechanics, signal processing, and system identification techniques, with a focus on data analysis and programming in MATLAB and Simulink. The position includes tuition support, a teaching assistantship, and a complementary graduate research studentship. Candidates with expertise in musculoskeletal modeling and programming in C++ will have a distinct advantage.


  1.  Candidates must hold a master’s degree in mechanical, electrical, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
  2. Research experience in biomechanics, signal processing, control systems, and system identification is required.
  3. Proficiency in data analysis and programming skills, particularly in MATLAB and Simulink, is essential.
  4.  Strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrated through conference abstracts and journal publications, are necessary.
  5.  Experience in musculoskeletal modeling (e.g., OpenSim), multibody dynamics, and programming in C++ is highly desirable.
  6.  The position is open to both international and Canadian students.


Interested candidates should email Dr. Pouya Amiri ( their CV, a one-page statement of interest detailing how their interests and previous experience align with the proposed projects, and their transcripts. Please use “PhD applicant-Balance Control” in the subject line of your email. The deadline for full consideration of funding is April 6, 2024. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Amiri for further information.

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