International Society of Biomechanics
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PhD scholarship: human sensorimotor control

PhD position
12 Jul 2022
12 Jul 2022
Québec, QC
Université Laval

A funded PhD in the Department of kinesiology at Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) is available immediately. The proposed research will allow a new PhD student to work on theoretical and experimental approaches to human sensorimotor control.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research involving computational and experimental studies in sensorimotor control in humans. Candidates should have obtained or be close to obtaining a MS in kinesiology, neuroscience, or science and engineering disciplines relevant to human sensorimotor control, with an academic record of scientific excellence and a strong interest in an interdisciplinary approach to human motor control. The candidate is expected to be a talented, enthusiastic, willing-to-learn researcher with a strong technical background, and interest in applying their skills to sensorimotor control of human movements. Programming skills in Matlab and some exposure to EEG (e.g., EEGLab), EMG and kinetic/kinematic are assets. A strong mathematical, statistical, and/or computational background and knowledge in signal processing are desirable.


·       Ability to manage multiple projects.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills; must be able to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds.

·       Ability to assess the validity and reliability of research data.

·       Ability to set up, operate, and maintain experimental equipment.

·       General knowledge of data analysis and statistical applications, programs, and techniques.

·       Ability to program experiments using standard experimental software (e.g., Matlab).

·       Ability to analyze research methodology, protocol, and procedures and make recommendations for improvements and modifications.

·       Ability to identify and resolve technical research problems.

The funds for this position are available for 3 years with the possibility for an extra year.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Martin Simoneau. The student will work with other students and researchers at the research center (

To apply, please send a motivation letter, transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references in a single pdf document. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted. Application will be accepted until the scholarship is awarded.

Contact: Prof. Martin Simoneau: