11 PhD Student Positions - European Union Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) KEEP CONTROL

Keep Control

11 PhD Student Positions available for the European Union Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) KEEP CONTROL: Industrial Academic Initial Training Network towards specific diagnosis and treatment of age-related gait and balance deficits

KEEP CONTROL studies unresolved questions about gait and balance in aging and age-related chronic neurological and frail conditions. We are searching 12 PhD candidates, mainly with background in bioengineering and algorithm development as well as clinical evaluation. You will be employed as an Early Stage Researcher according to Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN regulations, which offer excellent employment conditions including a high base salary and many additional benefits such as allowances for travel, mobility and education. The duration of employment will be 36 month (Check the Work programme here). 

General eligibility criteria

  • Researchers may be of any nationality.
  • Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.
  • Applicants should have less than 4 years of postgraduate research experience 

Applications
For more information and to upload your application (CV, letter of interest and contact information for potential references) visit www.keep-control.eu.

Deadline for application: June 30, 2017 

Details about KEEP CONTROL partners and projects

University of Kiel
Development of IMU-based algorithms for the detection of preclinical movement changes in Parkinson`s disease

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Shifting the gear on shifting weight: an analysis of freezing-related balance deficits in advanced PD

University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Developing novel tools from wearable sensor data for neurodegenerative disease management using deep learning techniques.

Klinikum der Universität München
Frail older patients: How do sarcopenia, balance and gait deficits, and falls interact?

University of Porto
How does peripheral neuropathy affect gait and balance in PD? 

Stichting Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Older adults: Which factors drive effective training of standing balance?

University Center Groningen
Harmonisation of Keep Control assessment protocols, inclusion of the ICF model as a framework, meta-analysis

Lille Centre of Excellence of Neurodegenerative Disease
Does methylphenidate treatment in older adults affect attention and motor control during gait initiation under dual tasking situations?

Motekforce Link, Amsterdam
Older adults at risk for falling: can a perturbation-based gait training programme prevent future falls?

Gait Up SA, Lausanne
Older adults: Are gait and balance parameters assessed in the lab comparable with those collected in the domestic environment?

University of Kiel and Patients Know Best
Implementation of Internet platform, evaluation of feasibility and users’ motivation


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