International Society of Biomechanics
Gold sponsor

Funded PhD Positions, Musculoskeletal Engineering and Technologies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

20 Jan 2023
20 Jan 2023
Kingston, ON
Queen's University

About the position

I am seeking two talented and highly motivated PhD students interested in developing computational musculoskeletal models and technologies for i. lower limb amputation biomechanics and associated technologies, ii. knee osteoarthritis biomechanics and prevention, and iii. balance control and fall prevention. The candidates can pursue their studies in either the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS) or the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s universities and the positions are intended to start in Fall of 2023.


The ideal candidates will have i. a master’s degree in mechanical, electrical, biomedical engineering, kinesiology, or a related field, ii. research experience in computational and experimental biomechanics, iii. data analysis and programming skills (MATLAB and Simulink, Python), and iv. strong written and oral communication skills (e.g., conference abstracts and journal publications).

Experience in musculoskeletal modelling (e.g., OpenSim), multibody dynamics, signal processing, development of embedded systems, wearable devices, and programming in C++ are highly desirable.


One of these positions is open to international students and another only to Canadian students. Both positions come fully funded with a tuition support, teacher assistantship, and a complementary graduate research studentship.

Application details

For full consideration of funding, interested students are encouraged to email Dr Pouya Amiri ( their CV, a one-page statement of interest (indicating how their interests and previous experience align with the proposed projects), and their transcripts. Please use “PhD applicant-MSK engineering” in your email subject line. Deadline for the departmental application is March 1st, 2023, but interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Amiri as soon as possible.

Queen’s university is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

Pouya Amiri, PhD

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Queen’s University