International Society of Biomechanics
Gold sponsor

One year pilot research entitled “The muscle protein titin and eccentric contractions”

researcher in biomechanical field
18 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Human Movement Science, Ruhr-University Bochum

The position is for 1 year with an approximate start date in October 2017. the researchposition is associated with a pilot project entitled "The muscle protein titin and eccentric contractions". If further funding is secured after the first and sucessful pilot year, there might be the opportunity for a PhD position in this area.

The pilot project will investigate human muscle and neurophysiology responses to training and involve in vivo biomechanical testing and in vitro muscle testing. The primary aim of the pilot project is to obtain and analyse exemplar in vivo and in vitro musle data. There is hence a great opportunity for promising young scientists to learn several new experimental techniques within the project. Payment will be approx. 15.000 € / year after tax.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Master of Science or Bachelor of Honors degree in sport science, kinesiology, biology/physiology, neurophysiology, or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with experience in human experimental work including dynamomter testing, electromyography, ultrasonography, neuromuscular stimulation and/or preparation and testing of muscle fibres are encouraged to apply. Strong technical sklills in data processing and analysis using software packages like Spike2 or MATLAB are highly desirable.

The university seeks to increase the number of women in areas in which they are underepresented. Therfore, we particularly encourage qualified women to apply. The university further aims to hire more people with diability and also ecourage them to apply for research positions.


Please submit your CV and the names and contact information of two referees, as well as a short research statement in a single (!) PDF file to Application deadline: August 15, 2017.

Kind regards

Daniel Hahn